California Department of Transportation
Governor Brown Malcom Dougherty click here to go to Move Over web page

Caltrans Economic Recovery Website

Caltrans at Work

Introduction

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a job and economic stimulus bill intended to help states and the nation restart their economies and stimulate employment during the worst economic downturn in over 70 years. In drafting this bill, President Obama and Congress recognized that investment in transportation infrastructure is one of the best ways to create and sustain jobs, stimulate economic development, and leave a legacy to support the financial well-being of the generations to come. The intent and language of the bill responds to the urgency of our national situation by tasking state departments of transportation and other transportation stakeholders to quickly move forward with mobility projects that bring real value to the local, state, and national economy.

Nationally, the bill provides more than $48 billion for transportation. Formula programs in the Recovery Act apportion to California approximately $2.57 billion for highways, local streets and roads, freight and passenger rail, and port infrastructure projects, and $1.07 billion for transit projects. In addition, California is eligible to apply for funding under other discretionary programs that set aside:

  • $8 billion for high speed and intercity rail,
  • $1.5 billion for significant surface transportation projects,
  • $1.3 billion for aviation, and
  • $2.2 billion for AMTRAK, new starts, transit, ferries and other programs.

Ensuring that California gets the maximum benefit from the ARRA will remain the primary focus of the Department until all funding opportunities under the bill expire. The Department is taking action to help expedite this program and facilitate use of the funds. This website is the Department's focal point for information on using the benefits of Recovery Act to create jobs and jumpstart the national economy through increasing mobility in California.

Caltrans Recovery Act Weekly Program Status

Please note that the reporting methodology for the Caltrans Recovery Act Program Status has been revised such that the tracking of projects and dollars as either State or Region in the Highways section of the report is now based on the agency that originated the Section 1511 certification.

Caltrans Recovery Act Press Releases

  • December 29, 2011 NEW RUSSIAN RIVER BRIDGE NEAR UKIAH WILL INCREASE SAFETY
  • December 23, 2011 CALTRANS PROVIDES SAFER TRAVEL TO MOTORISTS ON HIGHWAY 99 IN BUTTE COUNTY
  • November 30, 2011 BREAKTHROUGH OF THE CALDECOTT TUNNEL'S FOURTH BORE MARKS A MAJOR PROJECT MILESTONE
  • October 31, 2011 NEW WEATHER STATION SIGNALS AN END TO PROJECT ON U.S. HWY. 50
  • September 23, 2011 CALTRANS COMPLETES NEW SECTION OF KINGS CANYON EXPRESSWAY IN FRESNO COUNTY
  • August 26, 2011 CALTRANS INTERSTATE 5 FACELIFT WILL DELIVER SAFER, SMOOTHER, SAFER RIDE
  • May 17, 2011 CALTRANS BEGINS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON HIGHWAY 49
  • March 21, 2011CALTRANS COMPLETES RECOVERY ACT CONGESTION RELIEF PROJECT ON INTERSTATE 805
  • April 05, 2011 CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEXT STAGE OF STATE ROUTE 905 PROJECT
  • April 01, 2011 CALTRANS PROJECT WILL HELP MOTORISTS AVOID TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 280
  • March 15, 2011 CALTRANS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE U.S. HIGHWAY 50 AT ECHO SUMMIT TO REPLACE ROCK WALL BARRIER
  • March 9, 2011 CALTRANS PROJECT WILL EASE CONGESTION AT INTERSTATE 805/5 INTERCHANGE, COMPLETE 10 MILES OF CARPOOL LANES
  • March 3, 2011 CALTRANS BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BUS/CARPOOL LANES ON GOLDEN STATE FREEWAY
  • March 1, 2011 CALTRANS COMPLETES RECOVERY ACT PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 154
  • February 28, 2011 CALTRANS COMPLETES HIGHWAY 1 PAVEMENT PROTECTION PROJECT
  • February 22, 2011CALTRANS COMPLETES $5 MILLION RECOVERY ACT SAFETY PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 101
  • February 8, 2011CALTRANS COMPLETES STATE ROUTE 73 PAVING PROJECT USING 300,000 RECYCLED TIRES
  • February 7, 2011SHANDON ROADSIDE REST AREA ON HWY. 46 WILL OPEN TOMORROW
  • February 4, 2011U.S. 101 IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO SANTA CLARA COUNTY
  • January 14, 2011CALTRANS HIGHWAY 99 PROJECT IMPROVES SAFETY IN LOS MOLINOS
  • January 3, 2011PRESIDIO PARKWAY PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT SIGNED
  • December 22, 2010CALTRANS COMPLETES NEW CUSHENBERRY BRIDGE PROJECT
  • December 10, 2010CALTRANS COMPLETES U.S HIGHWAY 101 PAVING PROJECT IN BRISBANE
  • December 2, 2010ORANGE COUNTY’S FIRST RECOVERY ACT FREEWAY PROJECT COMPLETED
  • November 12, 2010RECOVERY ACT SAFETY PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 49 COMPLETED 100 DAYS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
  • November 5, 2010CALTRANS COMPLETES RECOVERY ACT PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 20 IN COLUSA COUNTY
  • November 4, 2010CALIFORNIA’S FIRST RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT TO BREAK GROUND IS COMPLETED
  • November 1, 2010NEW FIGURES SHOW NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA’S RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION 
  • October 21, 2010CONSTRUCTION BEGINS TO IMPROVE INDIAN CANYON DRIVE INTERCHANGE
  • September 30, 2010CALTRANS COMPLETES TRAFFIC SAFETY PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 44 NEAR LASSEN NATIONAL PARK
  • September 27, 2010CALTRANS BREAKS GROUND ON SAN FERNANDO VALLEY I-5 BUS/CARPOOL LANE PROJECT
  • September 14, 2010CALTRANS COMPLETES TRAFFIC SAFETY PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 299 IN WEAVERVILLE
  • September 14, 2010NEW CALDECOTT VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS JOB CREATION
  • September 13, 2010RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW PAVEMENT ON SAN BERNARDINO AND INYO COUNTY HIGHWAYS
  • August 23, 2010CALTRANS USES RECYCLED TIRES TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION ON U.S ROUTE 395
  • August 17, 2010CALTRANS COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION ON STATE ROUTE 33
  • August 11, 2010WITHOUT BUDGET TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS DELAYED, PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTORS AT RISK
  • August 9, 2010CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON FOURTH BORE OF CALDECOTT TUNNEL
  • July 28, 2010RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $10.4 MILLION TO IMPROVE U.S. HIGHWAY 101 THROUGH UKIAH
  • July 21, 2010RECOVERY ACT DELIVERS $83 MILLION TO JUMP START CONSTRUCTION ON PRESIDIO PARKWAY´S SIGNATURE TUNNEL
  • July 20, 2010RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.6 MILLION FOR MONEY-SAVING PAVEMENT PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 NEAR LOMPOC
  • July 20, 2010RECOVERY ACT DELIVERS $41 MILLION TO BUILD NEW BUS/CARPOOL LANES ON INTERSTATE 5
  • July 20, 2010RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.3 MILLION FOR NEW SAFETY GUARDRAILS ON STATE ROUTE 1
  • July 15, 2010RECOVERY ACT DELIVERS $1.5 MILLION TO HELP RESURFACE STATE ROUTE 154
  • July 1, 2010STIMULUS PROVIDES $1.1 MILLION TO RESURFACE VENTURA FREEWAY RAMPS IN BURBANK
  • July 1, 2010$897 MILLION ALLOCATED TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
  • June 30, 2010STIMULUS FUNDS NEW, GREENER BUSES FOR SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES ROUTE
  • June 23, 2010STIMULUS DELIVERS $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW, SMOOTH PAVEMENT ON STATE ROUTE 33 IN STANISLAUS COUNTY
  • June 14, 2010STIMULUS PROVIDES NEARLY $50 MILLION TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION
  • June 14, 2010STIMULUS PROVIDES $28.2 MILLION TO BUILD NEW PLUMAS COUNTY BRIDGE
  • June 10, 2010ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROVIDES $7.9 MILLION TO REPLACE RUSSIAN RIVER BRIDGE ON STATE ROUTE 222
  • June 10, 2010ECONOMIC STIMULUS DELIVERS $10.7 MILLION FOR PROJECTS TO REDUCE CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 280 IN SAN JOSE AND DALY CITY
  • June 9, 2010STIMULUS PROVIDES NEARLY $9 MILLION TO REPAVE STATE ROUTE 145, RECONSTRUCT BRIDGE IN MADERA COUNTY
  • June 2, 2010ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROVIDES $305,000 TO IMPROVE STATE ROUTE 299 IN DOWNTOWN WEAVERVILLE
  • May 26, 2010ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROVIDES $10 MILLION FOR NEW, SMOOTH PAVEMENT ON INTERSTATE 5
  • May 24, 2010STIMULUS DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY PROJECT TO REDUCE DELAYS FOR MOTORISTS
  • May 20, 2010$668 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • May 19, 2010ECONOMIC STIMULUS DELIVERS $37.2 MILLION TO REPAVE HIGHWAY 101
  • May 12, 2010STIMULUS DELIVERS NEARLY $10 MILLION TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON STATE ROUTE 4 IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
  • May 11, 2010STIMULUS PROVIDES $7.1 MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 20 IN COLUSA COUNTY
  • May 11, 2010STIMULUS PROVIDES $9 MILLION TO RESURFACE STATE ROUTE 99 NEAR GRIDLEY
  • May 11, 2010RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.1 MILLION TO RESURFACE BIG BEAR HIGHWAY
  • May 10, 2010CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON STIMULUS PROJECT NEAR LASSEN NATIONAL PARK
  • April 30, 2010STIMULUS FUNDED PROJECT REPLACES DAMAGED FREEWAY SECTIONS ON INTERSTATE 210
  • March 29, 2010-CALIFORNIA RECEIVES $2.7 MILLION IN STIMULUS GRANTS TO INCREASE TRANSPORTATION JOB TRAINING
  • March 26, 2010-STIMULUS FUNDING WILL HELP WIDEN THE RONALD REAGAN FREEWAY
  • March 17, 2010- CALIFORNIA RELEASES DETAILED LIST OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS FINANCED WITH $2.5 BILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS
  • March 1, 2010District 4 - DOYLE DRIVE'S RECOVERY ACT PROJECT IN SAN FRANCISCO MOVES FORWARD
  • February 26, 2010DISTRICT 8 - NEW STIMULUS PROJECTS BREAK GROUND ON THE I-10 COACHELLA VALLEY CORRIDORS
  • February 18, 2010GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES $130 MILLION INVESTMENT IN COMPETITIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
  • February 17, 2010 District 10 - RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES NEARLY $30 MILLION FOR MERCED COUNTY
  • February 17, 2010 District 2 - RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES MILLIONS TO IMPROVE STATE ROUTE 44 NEAR LASSEN NATIONAL PARK
  • February 17, 2010 District 8 - RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES FUNDING TO REPLACE SAN BERNARDINO BRIDGE
  • February 17, 2010 District 8 - RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES FUNDING TO REPLACE BLYTHE BRIDGE
  • January 22, 2010 District 4 - CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON $420 MILLION CALDECOTT TUNNEL FOURTH BORE PROJECT
  • January 21, 2010 - CALTRANS AWARDS CONTRACT FOR RECOVERY ACT PROJECT TO REPAVE HIGHWAY 101
  • January 10, 2010 - RECOVERY ACT FUNDED PROJECT BREAKS GROUND ON STATE ROUTE 76
  • December 30, 2009District 6 - IMPROVEMENTS ON STATE ROUTE 14 ARE COMPLETED IN KERN COUNTY
  • December 30, 2009 - CALTRANS COMPLETES STIMULUS PROJECT ON INTERSTATE 280
  • December 20, 2009 - STATE ROUTE 99 PROJECT FUNDED BY STIMULUS COMPLETED
  • December 16, 2009District 4 - CALTRANS COMPLETES INTERSTATE 880 STIMULUS PROJECT
  • December 10, 2009 - $125 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE STATE HIGHWAYS AND DRIVE STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • December 3, 2009District 6 - FINAL SEGMENT OF SEQUOIA FREEWAY COMPLETED; CONSTRUCTION BEGINS TO WIDEN KINGS CANYON EXPRESSWAY
  • December 1, 2009 - CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON SHANDON SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA
  • November 18, 2009 - STIMULUS PROJECT COMPLETED ON U.S. ROUTE 395 IN MONO COUNTY
  • November 18, 2009District 8 - ANOTHER STIMULUS TRANSPORTATION PROJECT COMPLETED IN INLAND EMPIRE
  • November 18, 2009District 4 - FIRST STATE RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN NAPA COUNTY COMPLETED ON TIME
  • November 18, 2009District 4 - FIRST STATE RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN SONOMA COUNTY COMPLETED ON TIME, WITHIN BUDGET
  • November 18, 2009 - FIRST STATE RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN TUOLUMNE COUNTY COMPLETED
  • November 3, 2009 - CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ORANGE COUNTY´S LARGEST RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT
  • October 29, 2009 - STIMULUS FUNDS NEW BUSES IN TRINITY COUNTY
  • October 15, 2009 - CALIFORNIA RECOVERY TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES $53 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS FOR CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
  • October 14, 2009 - AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROJECT COMPLETED IN YUBA COUNTY
  • October 12, 2009District 11 - INTERSTATE 805 ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROJECT WILL BRING CONGESTION RELIEF TO SOUTH BAY
  • October 2, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SUBMITS CALIFORNIA APPLICATIONS FOR $4.7 BILLION IN HIGH-SPEED RAIL RECOVERY ACT FUNDING
  • September 29, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES BIDS OPENED ON LONG-AWAITED CALDECOTT TUNNEL EXTENSION
  • September 28, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES $34 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT RURAL TRANSIT GRANTS FOR 141 PROJECTS STATEWIDE
  • September 25, 2009District 3 - AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROJECT COMPLETE IN SIERRA COUNTY
  • September 22, 2009District 2 - THIRD AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROJECT IN DISTRICT 2 COMPLETE
  • September 16, 2009BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 78
  • September 15, 2009 - CALIFORNIA LEADS THE NATION IN RECEIVING RECOVERY ACT FUNDING
  • September 15, 2009District 5 - HIGHWAY 46 SHANDON SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA REHABILITATION PROJECT BEGINS NEXT MONTH
  • September 15, 2009District 2 - SECOND AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROJECT IN DISTRICT 2 COMPLETE
  • September 14, 2009 - CALIFORNIA LEADS NATION WITH OVER $2 BILLION IN FEDERAL OBLIGATIONS FOR HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION RECOVERY ACT FUNDING
  • September 14, 2009 - FEDERAL STIMULUS AND PROPOSITION 1B FUNDS TO WIDEN INTERSTATE 215
  • September 11, 2009District 6 - STATE ROUTE 204 CHESTER AVENUE BRIDGE TO BE REBUILT WITH FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS
  • September 10, 2009 - $139 MILLION TARGETED TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND ENHANCE ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • September 3, 2009 District 3 - GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION HELD FOR AN AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROJECT IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
  • August 31, 2009 - APPARENT LOW BID FOR ADDITIONAL LANES ON INTERSTATE 805
  • August 31, 2009 - FIRST AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROJECT IN DISTRICT 2 COMPLETE
  • August 28, 2009District 8 - CALTRANS COMPLETES FIRST HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE STIMULUS PROJECT IN DISTRICT 8
  • August 25, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SUBMITS APPLICATIONS FOR $1.1 BILLION IN RECOVERY FUNDS FEDERALLY DESIGNATED FOR INTERCITY AND HIGH-SPEED RAIL
  • August 20, 2009 - GUARDRAIL PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 1 TO BEGIN MONDAY
  • August 17, 2009 - NEW ACCELERATION LANE AND LEFT-TURN CHANNEL FOR HIGHWAY 101 BETWEEN KING CITY AND SALINAS
  • August 13, 2009 - $85 MILLION AWARDED TO TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, ENERGIZING STATE'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
  • August 4, 2009District 2 - WORK STARTED ON ARRA PROJECT ON I-5 NEAR RED BLUFF
  • July 30, 2009 - CALTRANS AND OCTA ANNOUNCE OPENING OF BID SUBMITTALS FOR THE RECOVERY ACT’S $67.8 MILLION SR 91 WIDENING PROJECT
  • July 29, 2009 - ADDITIONAL HIGHWAY PROJECTS AWARDED RECOVERY ACT DOLLARS IN SACRAMENTO REGION
  • July 21, 2009District 2 - RECOVERY ACT FUNDS PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 36
  • July 9, 2009 - $238 MILLION ALLOCATED TO SUPPORT JOBS AND ENHANCE STATE'S HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT
  • July 6, 2009 - HIGHWAY 46 SHANDON SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA REHABILITATION PROJECT BEGINS NEXT WEEK
  • June 11, 2009 - $128 MILLION ALLOCATED TO TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TO EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY. $36 MILLION TARGETED TO STIMULUS PROJECTS
  • May 27, 2009 - STIMULUS DOLLARS GENERATE JOBS, ENABLES CONSTRUCTION TO MOVE FORWARD ON U.S. - MEXICO BORDER PROJECT
  • May 21, 2009 - SMALL BUSINESSES GAIN INCREASED OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE FOR CALTRANS CONTRACTS
  • May 8, 2009 - BILLION-DOLLAR TRANSPORTATION PROJECT PUMPS 18,000 JOBS INTO ECONOMY
  • May 8, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING OF LARGEST HIGHWAY PROJECT IN THE NATION THROUGH ARRA
  • May 4, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES EXCEEDING FEDERAL EXPECTATIONS, OBLIGATING $1 BILLION RECOVERY ACT FUNDS TWO MONTHS AHEAD OF DEADLINE
  • May 4, 2009 - PROJECTS IN DISTRICT 5 RECEIVE FUNDING FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • April 30, 2009 - GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES FIRST CONSTRUCTION GROUNDBREAKING OF A RECOVERY ACT FUNDED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
  • April 16, 2009 - $298 MILLION ALLOCATED FOR TRANSPORTATION TO CREATE JOBS AND MODERNIZE STATE HIGHWAYS
  • April 1, 2009 - MORE FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS FUNDING ALLOCATED FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
  • March 27, 2009 - NEW LEGISLATION ACCELERATES $835 MILLION IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
  • March 11, 2009 - STATE TAPS 57 TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS FOR FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS FUNDING
  • January 13, 2009 - STATE'S FIRST PROPOSITION 1B FUNDED PROJECT IS COMPLETED

Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP)