California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

January 20, 2011
District 4 - Oakland      
Contact: Bob Haus    
Phone: (510) 286-5576
 

$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 today’s funding allocations for District 4 include:

  • $32.6 million for a project that will build new auxiliary lanes on U.S. Route 101 between University Avenue and Marsh Lane in San Mateo County.
  • $38.8 million for a project that will build new High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes on U.S. Route 101 in Marin County.   The northbound lane will extend from State Route 37 to Atherton Avenue.  The southbound lane will stretch from Rowland Boulevard to State Route 37.
  • $22.8 million for a project that will build new High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes on U.S. Route 101 between Old Redwood Highway and Pepper Lane in Petaluma, Sonoma County.
  • $21.4 million for a traffic light synchronization program at various locations in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

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

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