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“ It ’ s impossible for us to speculate on what might come from the current federal infrastructure proposal being worked out in Congress , but California ’ s SB 1 actually gave us money for five projects in entirety up front .”
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project ’ s main focus is repairing 51 lane miles of pavement and increasing vertical clearance for trucks at seven overcrossings by lowering the road ,” DaPrato says .
Extending from the interchange with Interstate 5 to east of Watt Avenue , the $ 433 million Fix50 project draws $ 388 million from SB 1 and is the region ’ s largest road project . It ’ s projected to be complete by late 2024 or early 2025 .
Caltrans is also working on the Interstate 5 Corridor Enhancement Project , which extends from south of Elk Grove Boulevard to the American River Bridge . Improvements will include pavement rehabilitation , new HOV lanes , a replaced pedestrian overcrossing , new sound walls , new fiber optic lines , new ramp meters and entrance- and exit-ramp extensions . The Capital Region is also seeing much-needed improvements to its levee system . The U . S . Army Corps of Engineers , responsible for civil works construction of mostly water-related infrastructure such
“ It ’ s impossible for us to speculate on what might come from the current federal infrastructure proposal being worked out in Congress , but California ’ s SB 1 actually gave us money for five projects in entirety up front .”
Nancy Allen Chief of Public Affairs , U . S . Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
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