Types of State Infrastructure

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What types of infrastructure does the state have?


The state has a wide array of infrastructure related to areas such as transportation, criminal justice, and water.

Major State Infrastructure (2014)

Transportation

  • More than 50,000 miles of highway and freeway lanes.
  • 7.8 million square feet of Department of Transportation offices, shops, materials laboratories, and maintenance facilities.
  • 170 Department of Motor Vehicles offices.
  • 103 California Highway Patrol area offices.

Criminal Justice

  • 34 prisons and 42 correctional conservation camps.
  • 4 youthful offender institutions (3 facilities and 1 conservation camp).
  • Roughly 20 million square feet managed by the judicial branch.
  • 11 crime laboratories.

Water Resources

  • 34 storage facilities, lakes, and reservoirs.
  • 20 pumping plants.
  • 4 pumping-generating plants.
  • 5 hydroelectric power plants.
  • 700+ miles of canals and pipelines—State Water Project.
  • 1,595 miles of levees and 55 flood control structures in the Central Valley.

Natural Resources

  • 280 state park units containing 1.6 million acres and over 4,400 miles of trails.
  • Over 500 CalFire facilities (including 228 forest fire stations, 39 fire/conservation camps, and 13 air attack bases).
  • 16 agricultural inspection stations.

Higher Education

  • 10 University of California campuses.
  • 23 California State University campuses.

Health Services

  • 5 mental health hospitals.
  • 4 developmental centers.

General State Office Space

  • 556 state-owned office structures covering 23 million square feet.
  • 941 leases for 13 million square feet of state office space.

 

For more information, see our publication A Ten-Year Perspective: California Infrastructure Spending (PDF).  


What are the major areas of state infrastructure spending?


Over the past 10 years, the state has spent over $100 billion on infrastructure. More than 75 percent of this spending was for transportation projects and educational facilities (K-12 and higher education).

 

Most State Infrastructure Spending Is for Transportation and Education

For more information, see our publication Cal Facts 2016.

 

 

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Forestry and Fire Protection and Parks and Recreation
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State Special Schools
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Transportation
Jason Constantouros
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University of California
Rachel Ehlers
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Water Infrastructure and Fish and Wildlife
Judy Heiman
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California Community Colleges
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K-12 School Facilities
Anita Lee
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Judicial Branch
Shawn Martin
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Food and Agriculture and Conservation Corps
Caitlin O'Neil
(916) 319-8351
Corrections and Rehabilitation
Jessica Peters
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Highway Patrol and Motor Vehicles
Jonathan Peterson
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State Hospitals
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(916) 319-8303
California State University
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(916) 319-8340
Developmental Services