California Department of Transportation
Date: June 27, 2012
Contact: Denise Yergenson
NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
REDDING - 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:
- TRINITY COUNTY
$1,400,000 was allocated to the Big French Creek Bridge project on State Route 299 near Del Loma to upgrade and replace bridge rail, replace the existing asphalt overlay with polyester concrete overlay and to bring the roadway up to current Caltrans standards and improve safety.
- LASSEN COUNTY
$80,000 was allocated to the City of Susanville to construct a Class I Pedestrian Bike lane and rehabilitate pavement on a 0.3 mile section of Riverside Drive. The project will provide increased transportation safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- SISKIYOU COUNTY
$351,000 was allocated to the City of Yreka to rehabilitate Oregon Street from Lawrence Lane to Turre Street and from Jackson Street to Miner Street. The project will at life expectancy to the roadway, improve vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle safety and improve emergency vehicle access.
$208,000 was allocated from the Bridge Preventive Maintenance Program to Siskiyou County for Phase 1 of maintenance on 30 bridges, including new joint seals, overlays, deck rehab, bridge painting and abutment scour. An additional $220,000 was also allocated for Phase 2 of the program.
$57,000 was allocated to the City of Dorris for construction of landscaping, sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, security cameras and welcome signs at the Dorris Centennial Welcome Plaza.
$26,000 was allocated to the City of Dunsmuir for construction of a bike accessible path/trail and an accessible viewing platform at the Tauhindauli River Park, which is below the Interstate 5 north and southbound overcrossing adjacent to the Upper Sacramento River.
- TEHAMA COUNTY
$2,333,000 was allocated to Tehama County for the rehabilitation of 5.5 miles of Old State Route 99 between Corning and Red Bluff. The project will provide a new surface, shoulders and striping.
$1,400,000 was allocated to the Tehama County Local Transportation Commission for landscaping at 10 interchanges on Interstate 5 from the Glenn County line to the Shasta County line.
Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.
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