California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 23, 2012
District: 06 - Fresno
Contact: Jose Camarena
Phone: 559-488-4067

$745 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL DRIVE ECONOMIC
GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

FRESNO - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy.

“We’re providing much-needed jobs and putting people to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. The allocations include nearly $82 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

The remaining $663 million in allocations today came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

  • An allocation of more than $2,000,000 for a bridge replacement project on State Route 58 in Kern County near Tehachapi, at the Sand Canyon Undercrossing (Bridge#50-0345L).
  • An allocation of more than $1,800,000 to rehabilitate pavement on State Route 168 in Fresno County, in and near Prather, from north of Oak Creek Road to north of S & E Road.
  • An allocation of $50,000 for a railroad depot restoration project in Kingsburg, on California Street, between Draper Street and Earl Streets.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.

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