Placerville, CA - California road funding has been in the news lately with state funding for local roads (i.e. which is a dedicated allocation that funds El Dorado County roads) projected to be cut due to plummeting gasoline tax revenue. Per the Los Angeles Times:
Due to the cuts, for the first time in a decade the state has been asking counties to terminate some of the 200-plus projects previously offered funding according to Susan Bransen, chief deputy director of the California Transportation Commission.
El Dorado County has seen its gas tax dollars decrease, and the County will continue to see a decrease according to state projections. For example, in 2014, El Dorado County received $10.1 million and it is projected to receive just $6.5 million in 2017. It is difficult for the County to
maintain current roads and plan for future road infrastructure when its state allocated road funds are continuing to decrease and there is no action at the state level to alleviate the problem.
The following are facts about the funding, resources, and assets that maintain the roads that are overseen by the El Dorado County Community Development Agency:
of County Roads and Bridges
of Major Road Maintenance Projects Completed (2011-2015)
Road Maintenance completed with Tribal Funding, 2014 – 2015
of Transportation Related Assets that Need to Be Continually Maintained
The County is dedicated to continuing to maintain its roads even with continued lowered funds from the state, as shown above with the increased PCI. The state funding issues are ongoing and one-time state funding will not be a solution to this problem with the
reoccurring maintenance needs that are required to maintain roadway infrastructure in the County. The County encourages the state to find a solution to the ongoing road funding issue, so El Dorado County can continue to provide a safe and effective road system for its citizens and visitors. To that
end, the Board of Supervisors, through a resolution adopted at the April 5, 2016 Board meeting, urged the state to provide sustainable funding for local transportation infrastructure.
For additional information regarding roads in El Dorado County please contact the Community Development Agency Transportation Division at 530-642-4909.
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 Not all roads are maintained by El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency in El Dorado County. Both the cities of Placerville and South Lake Tahoe maintain their own roads. Caltrans maintains the state highways in the County. Lastly, there are also many privately
maintained roads throughout the County.
These are a sample of projects that were completed from 2011-2015. By no means do these examples represent all projects completed during the timeframe.