How SB1 is funding transportation for Roseville and Placer County

Updated September 27, 2018
Maintaining Roseville's more than $1 billion roadway infrastructure is a priority. Like other California cities, Roseville does not have enough funding to keep pace with its roadway maintenance schedule. This puts the City in the difficult position of prioritizing roadways based on traffic volume, age and cost. Older roads often require more intensive rehabilitation, which is more expensive than routine resurfacing. 

The traditional gas tax is the primary funding source for roadways. Gas tax rates, accrued on a per gallon basis, were developed without an adjustment for inflation, minimizing their purchasing power with every year that passes. Gas tax revenues have also fallen due to more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles. Senate Bill 1, or SB1, is a gas tax passed by the state legislature in 2017. SB1 is helping narrow the transportation funding gap. 

This year, several roads are being rehabilitated thanks to SB1. This includes using an innovative solution called roller compacted concrete to pave Washington Boulevard, Denio Loop and Hickory Street. Roller compacted concrete lasts three times longer than asphalt and provides more nighttime visibility. View more about the project by visiting

Learn more below about how SB1 is funding other transportation improvements in Roseville and Placer County. Click on Roseville's projects to read more.  


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