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California Department of Transportation
District 10 – Stockton
June 23, 2010
STIMULUS DELIVERS $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW, SMOOTH PAVEMENT ON STATE ROUTE 33 IN STANISLAUS COUNTY
Stanislaus County – Caltrans today announced the start of construction on a $2.6 million pavement resurfacing project on State Route 33 (SR-33) in Stanislaus County. The project is primarily financed ($1.8 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This project began sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding.
“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 instance - invest in the future of the California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
Scheduled for completion this fall, the project will resurface 14 miles of pavement along SR-33 in Newman from Hoyer Road/Inyo Street to Jensen Road and in Patterson from Sperry Road to Ward Avenue.
“With the help of Recovery Act funds, we are able to repair our highways and local roadways at a more rapid pace and provide a smooth, safe commute for motorists,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.
“This stimulus project is providing us an opportunity to maintain our workforce and to also provide roadway improvements for local communities,” said Joseph Reyes, Director of Project Management for Knife River Construction of Sacramento, the project’s contractor.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California has obligated $2.52 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 930 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/