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California Department of Transportation
September 13, 2010
District 9 - Bishop
RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW PAVEMENT
BERNARDINO AND INYO COUNTY HIGHWAYS
Bishop – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.9 million project that resurfaced sections of State Route 127 (SR-127) in San Bernardino County and State Route 178 (SR-178) in Inyo County. The project was financed almost entirely ($1.8 million) 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 Recovery Act dollars are pumped into California quickly and responsibly to stimulate the economy and in this instance - invest in the future of California's transportation infrastructure," said Governor Schwarzenegger.
The project resurfaced seven and a half miles of State Route 127 in San Bernardino County near Baker and nearly six miles of State Route 178 in Inyo County near Shosone. Both routes are rural two-lane highways that support the local economy by providing access to Death Valley National Park.
"The Recovery Act is providing vital funding for transportation projects in San Bernardino and Inyo counties and in every region of California. Caltrans is investing these funds where they are most effective – supporting our economy by preserving and creating jobs,” said Caltrans Chief Deputy Director Cindy McKim.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California has obligated nearly $2.5 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 965 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit http://recovery.ca.gov/