California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: June 12, 2013
District: 8 – San Bernardino
Contact: Terri Kasinga
Phone: (909) 383-4646 (work)

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES BILLION-DOLLAR INFUSION OF FUNDING TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND PROMOTE JOBS

SAN BERNADINO – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide.

“We’re building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades to come and boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Magnolia Avenue Railroad
    Grade Separation in the City of Riverside. Construct a grade separation for BNSF lines
    at Magnolia Avenue ($17.7 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Clay Street Railroad Grade
    Separation east of the City of Riverside. Construct a grade separation for UPPR lines at
    Clay Street (TCIF Project 50- $13.2 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Sunset Avenue Grade
    Separation. In the City of Banning on Sunset Avenue. Construct an underpass at the
    Union Pacific Railroad Crossing ($10 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Avenue 52 Grade
    Separation on Yuma Subdivision of UPPR Mainline. At the Union Pacific Railroad
    (UPRR) tracks from Shady Lane to approximately 600 feet east of Industrial Way/Tyler
    Street. Construct a grade separation for Avenue 52 over Grapefruit Boulevard (Highway
    111) and UPRR's existing tracks ($10 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Avenue 56 Railroad Grade
    Separation (UP) near the City of Coachella. Construct Avenue 56 grade crossing for
    UPRR lines ($15 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Laurel Street Grade
    Separation in the City of Colton. Construct a grade separation for BNSF railroad lines
    ($24.7 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – South Milliken Avenue
    Railroad Grade Separation in the City of Ontario along the Alameda Corridor East, on
    Milliken Avenue at Union Pacific/Los Angeles immediately north of Mission Boulevard.
    Construct a grade separation ($28.2 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Yucca Loma Road Bridge
    and Road Widening in the Town of Apple Valley, on Yucca Loma Road over the Mojave
    River to Yates Road and on Yates Road from Fortuna Lane to Park Road at Mojave
    Narrows Regional Park. Construct a 6-lane bridge including bicycle lanes and sidewalk
    and widening to four lanes (Prop 1B - $9.7 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – 5th Street Corridor
    improvements in the City of Highland, along 5th Street from Victoria Avenue to Palm
    Avenue. Pavement rehabilitation, pavement widening from 2 to 4 lanes, construct new
    bike lanes, add new turn pockets at intersections, new handicap accessible transit
    stops, new traffic signal/traffic synchronization, and new vehicle pre-emption system
    (Prop 1B – $1 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Intersection improvements in
    the City of Redlands, at the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Alabama Street.
    Widen intersection to add through-lanes and left-turn lanes including traffic signals
    upgrades (Prop 1B – $1 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Citywide Signal
    Interconnection in the City of Chino in the newer southwestern portion of Chino.
    Interconnecting signals with fiber-optic cable (Prop 1B – $450,000).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – North Vineyard Avenue
    Grade Separation in the City of Ontario along the Alameda Corridor East on Vineyard
    Avenue at UP/Alhambra immediately south of Holt Boulevard. Construct roadwayrailroad
    grade separation (Prop 1B – $19.49 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – South Milliken Avenue
    Grade Separation in the City of Ontario along Alameda Corridor East on Milliken
    Avenue at Union Pacific/Los Angeles immediately north of Mission Boulevard. Construct
    roadway-railroad grade separation (Prop 1B – $7.2 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Varner Road Improvements
    in the City of Indio, 700 feet west of Jefferson Street to 1,700 feet east of Jefferson
    Street. Widen road from two lanes to four lanes in each direction including curb, gutter,
    sidewalk, and new traffic signals (Prop 1B - $2.25 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) - Highway 111 and
    Washington Street Intersection Widening in the City of La Quinta at the intersection of
    the former Highway 111 and Washington Street. Widen intersection to add left-turn
    lanes including curb, curb ramps, sidewalk, median landscaping, and traffic signals
    (Prop 1B - $283,000).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) - Fred Waring Drive
    Widening in and near La Quinta, on Fred Waring Drive from Adams Street to Port Maria
    Road (Prop 1B - $4 million).
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) - Perris Boulevard
    improvements in the City of Moreno Valley, on Perris Boulevard from Ironwood Avenue
    to Manzanita Avenue. Widen roadway, including curb, curb ramps, and traffic signal
    upgrades (Prop 1B - $1 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Baseline and Greenspot
    Road Traffic Safety and Bikeway improvements on Baseline from Weber Street to
    Church Street and on Greenspot Road from Church Street to Alta Vista Drive in the City
    of Highland. Install new traffic signals, modify existing signals, pedestrian countdown
    heads, bicycle activation detectors and push buttons, signage and construct dedicated
    left turn lanes (Prop 1B – $393,000).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Downtown San Bernardino
    Passenger Rail extend Metrolink rail service one mile east from its current terminus at
    Santa Fe Depot to a new commuter rail terminus at the intersection of Rialto Avenue
    and E Street in the City of San Bernardino (Prop 1B – $10.9 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – SR-210/Greenspot Road
    Improvements in the City of Highland, on Route 210 at Greenspot Road, and on
    Greenspot Road from Route 210 to Boulder Avenue. Widen ramps on northbound
    Route 210 and widen Greenspot Road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes (Prop 1B – $309,000).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – I-15/Base Line Road
    Interchange in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Widen Base Line Road overcrossing,
    construct southbound loop on-ramp and construct other improvements (Prop 1B - $1
    million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Greenspot Road Historic
    Bridge Restoration in the City of Highland on Greenspot Road, between Santa Paula
    Street and the city limits south of the Santa Ana River. Construct bridge, realign
    roadway with bike lanes and turn lanes, and rehabilitate existing bridge ($670,000).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – Pacific Electric Inland
    Empire Trail along the abandoned Pacific Electric Railroad Right of Way parallel to and
    north of Baseline Road. Construct pedestrian and bicycle path ($2 million).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – San Bernardino Passenger
    Rail and Transit Center. Construct pedestrian and commuter enhancements, walkways
    and parking lots ($992,000).
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – San Bernardino Passenger
    Rail and Transit Center. Construct pedestrian and commuter enhancements, walkways
    and parking lots ($992,000).
  • Caltrans District 8 – In and near Ontario, in Riverside County from 0.1 mile south to
    0.1 mile north of the Route 60 Separation and in San Bernardino County from 0.6 mile
    south to 0.2 mile south of the Route 10 Separation. Replace existing metal beam
    guardrail with concrete barrier to enhance safety and reduce traffic delay as a result of
    high frequency traffic hit repairs ($400,000).
  • Caltrans District 8 – In Moreno Valley on Route 60; in the City of Riverside on Route
    91; and in the City of San Bernardino on Route 215, at various locations. Upgrade
    existing pedestrian facilities at 29 locations to comply with Americans with Disabilities
    Act (ADA) standards ($307,000).
  • Caltrans District 8 – Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project near Devore and in Hesperia,
    from 0.4 mile north of the Route 215 Junction to 1.2 miles north of Oak Hill Road.
    Improve ride quality by rehabilitating 126.5 lane miles of concrete pavement on
    mainline, ramps, and shoulders; replace failed slabs and profile grind; and replace
    asphalt pavement with concrete pavement in areas of settlement ($158 million).

For information about all projects that received allocations today please see the attached file.

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