Caltrans has received a large amount of money to help fix California roadways: $1.8 billion. The funds provided by the California Transportation Commission will help fix roads that get a lot of traffic and repave pedestrian and bicycle routes across the state.
Just over $1 billion of that will go to the State Highway Operation Protection program or SHOP and the Caltran's Fix It First program. As a result, Kern County will be getting some help.
The county will receive $32.2 million to fix problems on Interstate 5 just south of Twissleman Road that leads to the Kings County line. In addition, through the SHOP program about 50 miles of sidewalk and bus shelters will be built at almost 200 bus stops.