California Department of Transportation
Date: June 27, 2012
Contact: Bob Haus
NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
OAKLAND - Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide.
Approximately $600 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 $13.8 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to fund key transportation projects, which translates into a strengthened economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure will improve mobility and create a better future for Californians.”
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
- Marin County - $17,244,000 to extend the northbound U.S. Route 101 HOV lane from Atherton Avenue to 1.4 miles south of Redwood Landfill Road; and $4,700,000 to extend the U.S. Route 101 southbound HOV lane from Novato Creek to the Franklin/railroad overcrossing.
- Sonoma County - $32,800,000 to modify the U.S. Route 101/State Route 116 interchange in Petaluma. The project will widen 101 to accommodate new HOV lanes, and realign the northbound on and off ramps.
- Alameda County – $7,000,000 for installation of ramp metering and Traffic Operation system elements on Interstate 680 between Auto Mall Parkway and Mission Boulevard.
Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.
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