California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: September 15, 2011
District: 8-INLAND EMPIRE
Contact: Irene Coyazo
Phone: (909)383-4646 or (909)383-4631

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

$83 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL PUT CALIFORNIANS TO WORK REPAIRING STATE’S HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES

San Bernardino– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $83 million in new funding to 21 projects, an investment that will keep Californians working and help improve the state’s highways and bridges.

The funding included $5 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds. The remaining $78 million in allocations today came from assorted state and federal transportation funds.

“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving mobility for people and businesses in California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

  • San Bernardino County - $35,912,000 to rehabilitate 93 roadway lane miles and will extend pavement service life and improve ride quality near Newberry Springs on Interstate 40. The scope of work is between the Desert Oasis Safety Roadside Rest Area and Crucero Road. The project will grind and overlay mainline, shoulders and ramps. It will also upgrade metal beam guardrail and minor drainage.
  • Riverside County - $117,000 to update the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) at Hemet-Ryan Airport

For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsseptember2011.pdf

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