California Department of TransportationDate: September 15, 2011
District: 11-San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Media Public Information Officer Edward Cartagena
Phone: (619) 688-6670, Cell (858) 688-1431
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
$83 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL PUT CALIFORNIANS TO WORK REPAIRING STATE’S HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
San Diego– 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:
- The $59.5 million Interstate 805 (I-805) Managed Lanes North Project that will construct two High Occupancy Vehicle lanes and one Direct Access Ramp along I-805 from State Route 52 to Sorrento Valley in San Diego.
- A $5.9 million project will rehabilitate 23 lane miles on State Route 15 in San Diego from Main Street to Landis Street.
- State Route 75 will have a $2.1 million project to extend the life of the pavement between Rainbow Drive and Naval Amphibious Base Gate 4.
For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsseptember2011.pdf
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