Caltrans Announces Planning And Sustainability Projects Across The Motherlode

Caltrans Announces Planning And Sustainability Projects Across The Motherlode

Amador and Calaveras Counties came out as winners in the latest round of local transportation funding. Caltrans announced yesterday they have allocated a portion of $41 million, for planning and sustainability projects across the Mother Lode. $150,466 will go to fund an “Amador and Calaveras County Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster Needs Assessment”. Plans are to develop a study to assess the impacts of extreme weather events related to climate change, such as wildfires, droughts, flooding, mudslides and tree mortality, on roadways and other related infrastructure. Areas of focus include developing best practices for preventing major damage; determining costs to the region and how to identify sources to fund needed improvements. The plan includes developing Emergency Preparedness Procedures, such as a roadway evacuation network. A second planning project, entitled “Alpine Calaveras San Joaquin Stanislaus Tuolumne Promoting Safe Bicycle Travel Opportunities for Bicycle Tourism and Economic Development,” will receive $318,503. Among the listed partnering agencies are the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, Alpine County Local Transportation Commission, the Calaveras Council of Government and Amador Transportation Commission.

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