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Date: April 27, 2012
Contact: : Florene Trainor
DISTRICT 9 MORE THAN $900 MILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED TO DRIVE STATE'S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
BISHOP - Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to provide the vital funding we need for transportation projects that relieve traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for all Californians,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy at a time when we need it the most.”
Approximately $800 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
- $1,018,000 for realignment of the roadway near Panamint Springs in Death Valley, CA to allow for the construction of a shoulder catchment area for falling rocks which will minimize the potential of traffic collisions.
- $361,000 to install streetlights, enhance crosswalks, upgrade sidewalks and retrofit curb ramps on Tehachapi Boulevard in Tehachapi, CA.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that have received allocations.
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