California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

January 21, 2011
District 1 - Eureka
Contact: Phil Frisbie, Jr  
Phone: (707) 441-4678
 

$1 BILLION ALLOCATED TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
AND EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.

"From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving mobility for people and businesses in California," said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.

Since its passage, $6.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated by Caltrans and the CTC. Highlights of yesterday’s funding allocations include:

  • Mendocino County - $495,000 from Proposition 1B funds to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Route 1 and Simpson Lane.  A roundabout will relieve current and future projected congestion at this intersection more efficiently than traffic signals.
  • Mendocino County - $2.6 million in State and Federal transportation funds for storm damage repairs on Route 101 near Rattlesnake Creek Bridge.  Repairs include constructing a retaining wall, reconstructing shoulders, and improving drainage

For information about all projects that received allocations please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsjanuary2011.pdf

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