At last week’s California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting held in Ontario, Orange County received a total of $62.9 million in funding. The CTC allocated $34.4 million for improvements to the Tustin Avenue/Rose Drive Grade Separation project. The project will construct an over-crossing over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainline. Construction of this grade separation is also funded with local Measure M sales tax and federal funds. Construction will cost approximately $51.8 million and will create 932 jobs. The northbound I-405 deceleration lane at Culver Drive received $2.41 million.
CTC also allocated $20.9 million in State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) funding to construct a retaining wall to stop slope movement and to protect State Route 73 in Laguna Niguel near Cabot Road. Finally, the CTC allocated $3.4 million in Proposition 1B State Local Partnership Program (SLPP) funding to the Moulton Parkway Smart Street Segment 3 Phase II project, and $2.25 million in Proposition 1B Highway Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA) funding to the San Clemente Beach Trail Crossing Safety Enhancements project. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs.