California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

March 24, 2011 #11-042
District 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
Jody Jones, District Director
Contact:  Dennis Keaton,  dennis_keaton@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 530-741-5474

CTC ALLOCATES $101 MILLION TO EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION

Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide.

“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.

Highlights of the project allocations include:

  • SACRAMENTO - $10.4 million allocated to the City of Sacramento and SACOG (Sacramento Area Council of Government) for structural retrofit, life safety and accessibility improvements for the Sacramento Valley Station on 4th Street in downtown Sacramento.
  • NEVADA COUNTY- $990,000 for the relocation of traffic signals and the addition of two right turn lanes on State Route 20 at Penn Valley Drive and Rough and Ready Highway. This project will increase intersection capacity, improve traffic operations and reduce rear end collisions.
  • YUBA COUNTY – $700,000 to install interchange lighting, improve safety and increase traffic operations on State Route 70 at McGowan Parkway.

The CTC also approved the first phase of the Interstate 805 Managed Lanes North in San Diego County as the ninth design-build project under landmark state legislation (SBX2 4) signed in 2009. The legislation provided for a pilot program for the design-build method of procurement, which combines both design and construction into one contract to expedite the construction process and potentially reduce project costs.

The I-805 Managed Lanes North project will be built in five phases at a cost of approximately $615 million. Caltrans anticipates the project will be completed nine months earlier using design-build. The expedited construction schedule will bring more jobs to San Diego County sooner than expected.

For information about all projects that received allocations please visit:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsmarch2011.pdf

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