California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

November 5, 2010
District 3 - Marysville
Dennis Keaton
(530) 741-5484

 Caltrans Completes Recovery Act Project on State Route 20 in Colusa County

Williams – Caltrans announced today the completion of a $7.1 million project that will decrease highway closures and roadway damage resulting from slides along State Route 20 in Colusa County. The project was financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)

“We are working around the clock with the federal government to ensure Recovery Act funding flows into California quickly, effectively and responsibly,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “This funding will improve our transportation infrastructure for generations to come while creating jobs and helping drive California down the road to economic recovery.”

The project reconstructed and stabilized approximately two miles of embankment slopes at the junction of SR-20 and Interstate 5 in Williams. In addition, a new mile-long safety guardrail was installed, and the highway was resurfaced to give motorists a smoother, safer ride.

“Public safety has always been a top priority for Caltrans, and this project clearly demonstrates we are delivering on our commitment to provide safe highways for Californians,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.

Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California has obligated nearly $2.6 billion in Recovery Act funding to 991 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/

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