The Sacramento County Department of Transportation
(SACDOT) is in high gear. Traveling around the unincorporated areas of the County this time of year, you may encounter construction on the roadway. Despite the temporary inconvenience, the smoother roads will be easier on your car and make for a better ride in the long run.
For road improvements and maintenance projects, SACDOT is using funds from the SB 1 gas tax. Already, Sacramento County has received about $7.3 million of these funds and will receive another $21 million in fiscal year 2018-19. This amount will increase in future years and the County will receive an average of more than $24 million per year over the next 10 years.
Along with the roadways, the gas tax is funding curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs, traffic signal upgrades, street light installation, and, bridge replacements. Project costs range from $475,000 to $4.1 million.
On the SACDOT website, find Your Gas Taxes at Work
to follow the Sacramento County projects funded by the SB 1 gas tax. On the Gas Tax projects
page, you will find 20 current and future projects paid for by SB 1. The page provides the latest on each project’s progress, and assist you with knowing where crews are working to help you avoid possible delays. More projects will appear on the scoreboard once more funds from the gas tax are available.
These funds will go a long way in halting the continued deterioration of the County’s roadway system and give travelers a smoother ride through Sacramento County. As an added bonus, the recent passage of Prop 69 securely earmarks the funding for transportation projects by ensuring money will not be diverted.
SACDOT appreciates the public’s patience as crews work to improve the roads. You can stay up-to-date with emails on road closures by subscribing to the SACDOT Road and Lane Closure Information
. You can also follow SACDOT on Facebook