California Department of Transportation
District 8 - San Bernardino County
November 18, 2009
ANOTHER STIMULUS TRANSPORTATION PROJECT COMPLETED IN INLAND EMPIRE
San Bernardino – Caltrans has finished major construction on a $1.3 million highway repaving project on U.S. Route 395 in rural San Bernardino County. The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).
“My Administration is working hand-in-hand with President Obama's team to ensure stimulus dollars are pumped into California quickly and responsibly to stimulate the economy and in this case – invest in the future of our transportation infrastructure right here in San Bernardino,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The project resurfaced six miles of rough roadway on U.S. Route 395 just north of State Route 58 (Kramer Junction) in northwest San Bernardino County. This is the fifth state transportation project funded by the Recovery Act to be completed in the Inland Empire since June. The other four are on Interstate 15 in Corona, State Route 18 near Big Bear, State Route 243 in Idyllwild and State Route 62 just east of Vidal Junction.
“The Recovery Act is providing the money we need to improve the condition of roads in every region of California. Caltrans is targeting these federal stimulus dollars where they are most effective,” said Caltrans Director Randy Iwasaki.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger's leadership, California leads the nation with more than $2 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to more than 700 highway and local street projects statewide. Of these, 370 projects worth $1.97 billion have been awarded to contractors to begin work, with an additional $500 million in federal stimulus funds expected to be awarded on 131 projects by February 2010. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/.