California Department of Transportation
Date: August 11, 2011
District: District 10 - Stockton
Contact: Christopher Mayfield
$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State’s Economic Growth
STOCKTON – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide.
The funding included $863 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds.
“We are putting transportation dollars to work creating jobs and making transportation improvements that will benefit Californians now and for decades to come,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
Calaveras County – $131,000 for improvements to Town Hall, including the installation of bicycle racks, 60 feet of sidewalk, handicapped ramps and a handicapped parking space.
San Joaquin County – $1.2 million to construct left turn lanes at intersections to reduce the number and severity of collisions, and $5.7 million to rehabilitate 18.5 miles of pavement to improve safety and ride quality.
Stanislaus County – $72.6 million to rehabilitate 148 lane miles of roadway to improve the ride quality and prevent further deterioration of the road surface.
For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsaugust2011.pdf
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