Three North Bay projects are among 13 in the state that are on the fast track for road repairs this summer, Caltrans officials said Friday.
The accelerated construction work is occurring in every Caltrans district in California and in rural, suburban and urban areas, according to Caltrans and the California State Transportation Agency.
The North Bay projects include $2.8 million to resurface more than four miles of state Route 116 in Sebastopol, $1.5 million to resurface nearly two miles of State Route 116 in Dixon and $1.7 million to place chip seal on nearly 18 miles of state routes 84 and 220 in Solano County.
The "fix it first" expedited construction projects are funded through the Senate Bill 1 Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 that provides $54 billion over the next decade. The money is split between state and local investments.
Caltrans also is expediting the design of 50 more projects that will begin construction this fiscal year.
The $285 million for expedited road repairs across the state are starting months before the Senate Bill 1 revenue starts to accrue this fall, according to Caltrans.
Projects include repairing and resurfacing hundreds of miles of highways and improving lane line visibility in any weather with new highly reflective striping that contains durable beads. Some roads in the state will be completely repaved.