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Fix Our Roads Coalition Holds Press Conferences This Week Highlighting SB 1 Projects in Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield

October 27, 2017
City officials joined Caltrans, business, labor and transportation group representatives earlier this week for three news conferences in California’s Northern and Central regions to highlight transportation projects made possible with SB 1 funding.
 
Sacramento
 
A Sacramento news conference held on Oct. 23 highlighted a project Caltrans accelerated due to SB 1 funding: a $267.4 million pavement replacement project will improve 67 lane miles of Interstate 5 from the American River Bridge (Discovery Park) to Consumnes River Boulevard.
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Speakers and participants included:
  • Darrell Steinberg, mayor, Sacramento;
  • Bruce Roundy, vice mayor, Orland;
  • Phil Serna, supervisor, Sacramento County;
  • Barry Broome, president and CEO, Greater Sacramento Economic Council;
  • Henry Li, general manager/CEO, Sacramento Regional Transit District;
  • Laurie Berman, acting chief deputy director, Caltrans;
  • Joe Cruz, legislative advocate, California State Council of Laborers;
  • Roger Dickinson, executive director, Transportation California;
  • Fran Halbakken, assistant city manager, Sacramento; and
  • Michael Quigley, executive director, California Alliance for Jobs.  
Fresno
 
The Oct. 24 Fresno press conference drew attention to an accelerated $5.2 million Caltrans project that will repair and resurface various sections of pavement along State Route 99 in the City of Fresno.Fresno-Council-Member-Esmerelda-Soria-2.jpg
 
Speakers and participants included:
  • Esmeralda Soria, council member, Fresno;
  • Laurie Berman, acting chief deputy director, Caltrans;
  • Robert Phipps, deputy director, Fresno Council of Governments;
  • Mike Leonardo, executive director, Fresno County Transportation Authority;
  • Joe Cruz, legislative advocate, California State Council of Laborers; and
  • Orville Thomas, director of Government Affairs, California Alliance for Jobs.  
Bakersfield
 
On Oct. 25, a news conference ocurred in Bakersfield highlighting another accelerated Caltrans project resulting from SB 1 funding. This project is a $5.1 million pavement preservation project that will improve nearly five lane miles on State Route 204 from F Street to the SR-99/SR-204 separation iDelano-3.JPGn the City of Bakersfield.
 
Speakers and participants included:
  • Andrae Gonzales, council member, Bakersfield;
  • Craig Pope, public works director, Kern County;
  • Grace Vallejo, mayor pro-tem, Delano;
  • Marco Sanchez, asset manager, Caltrans District 6;
  • John Spaulding, executive secretary, Building Trades Council;
  • Joe Cruz, legislative advocate, California State Council of Laborers; and
  • Orville Thomas, director of Government Affairs, California Alliance for Jobs.  
These are just a few of many accelerated fix-it-first projects underway across the state to improve roadways this year, before SB 1 even takes effect. Caltrans broke ground on 13 pavement projects throughout California this summer and is expediting the design of an additional 50 projects that will break ground over the next year. By the end of October, Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission will have advanced more than $5 billion in “fix-it-first” projects for earlier completion because of SB 1 funding.
 
More than $54 billion dollars will be invested in California’s transportation system over the next 10 years and approximately half of these funds will go to local cities and counties for improvements to local transportation infrastructure.
 
SB 1, passed by the Legislature in April, provides approximately $5 billion annually in new funding to make road safety improvements, fill potholes, and repair local streets, freeways, bridges and overpasses. Every single city and county in California will receive funding from SB 1. Every single driver in California will benefit from better commutes and driving on safer, smoother roads. 
 
The list below shows the amount of SB 1 funding some of the cities in the Sacramento region and Central Valley will receive from SB 1 over the 10-year period.
  • City of Sacramento: $138.7 millionconstruction-workers.jpg
  • City of Folsom: $22 million
  • City of Roseville: $38.3 million
  • City of Rocklin: $17.2 million
  • City of Davis: $19.5 million
  • City of West Sacramento: $15.1 million
  • City of Placerville: $3.0 million
  • City of Bakersfield: $108.2 million
  • City of Fresno: $148 million
  • City of Clovis: $30.8 million
  • City of Merced: $23.9 million


 
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