California Transportation Commission Allocates $30 Million for Highway 1 Auxiliary Lane Project

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $30.3 million for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Highway 1 Auxiliary Lane and Bus-on-Shoulder project from 41st Avenue to Soquel Avenue. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for nearly all of this investment – $29.8 million.

“This major allocation by the California Transportation Commission will improve safety for pedestrians and bicycle riders in the communities of Santa Cruz and Capitola. This important project is moving forward as a direct result of SB-1 and our commitment to multi-modal transportation.” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.

It will include auxiliary lanes and a pedestrian/bicycle Overcrossing from 41st Avenue to Soquel Avenue in the Cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola.

This project continues Caltrans’ infrastructure investment for travelers in Santa Cruz County in addition to other major transportation projects like the ongoing Highway 1 pavement upgrade and the recently completed repaving of Highway 17 from Scotts Valley to the Summit.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit