On April 28, 2017, the Governor signed Senate Bill 1the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1). It was passed by the state legislature as a means of providing additional funding for road maintenance, rehabilitation and critical safety upgrades for State Highways, Local Streets, and Road Systems. The funding for this bill comes from gas taxes and vehicle registration fee revenues. Specifically, the major source of additional funding is a twelve cent increase in gas tax which was enacted in November 2017.
SB 1 funding allows cities throughout the state, including San Dimas, to accelerate roadwork projects that have been waiting for available funding. The goal of this funding is to maintain roads and address smaller problems immediately so they don’t get worse and cost taxpayers more to fix later.
The City has selected streets near and including Rennell Avenue for the first SB 1 funded project. This project will include rehabilitation and resurfacing of Rennell Avenue from Arrow Highway to Juanita Avenue, as well as Dunning Way, North Braziliana Drive and Saint George Drive, from North Rennell Avenue to North Lone Hill Avenue. The project will also include reconstruction of the speed humps. Along with the street rehabilitation, the repair work will also consist of the upgrade/ replacement of the ADA accessible ramps and minor curb, gutter, and sidewalk panels. The estimated project cost is $400,000 and of that cost, $186,000 is SB 1 funded. The estimated useful life of the project is 15-20 years.
Rennell Avenue Et Al Street Rehabilitation Project Area
The next San Dimas SB 1 funded project includes select streets near and including Avenida Entrada. This project will include rehabilitation and resurfacing of Avenida Entrada from Paseo Corrido to Calle Linda, Calle de Oro, Calle Espana, Calle de las Flores, and Calle de Armonia. Along with the street rehabilitation, the repair work will also consist of the upgrade/ replacement of the ADA accessible ramps and minor curb, gutter, and sidewalk panels. The estimated project cost is $750,000 and of that cost is 600,000 is SB 1 funded. The estimated useful life of the project is also 15-20 years.
Residents who live on these streets will receive notice prior to the beginning of construction which is anticipated
to begin in late Spring 2019 following the completion of Golden State Water’s water line repairs. For any questions on this project or SB 1 funding please contact the Public Works Department at (909) 394-6240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avenida Entrada Et Al Street Rehabilitation Project Area
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In addition to fixing our local roads, SB 1 provides investments to make significant improvements to the state’s highway system throughout California. The full list of state projects can be found here: http://rebuildingca.ca.gov/map.html.