California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: January 9, 2013
District: 5 - Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

$64 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING APPROVED

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges.

"We are putting transportation dollars to work supporting jobs and making improvements that will benefit Californians now and for decades to come," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include $42 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, approximately $14.7 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

The remaining allocations ($22 million) came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Among the projects that received funding today were:

  • $1.3 million to construct new and upgrade existing guard railing, improve crash cushions and improve drainage to reduce the number and severity of traffic collisions at 31differnt locations along Hwy. 1 in the City of Santa Cruz from Laguna Road to the Waddell Creek Bridge.
  • $1.4 million to relocate ditches, culverts, utility poles and other fixed objects to beyond the 30 foot highway clear recovery zone at two locations in order to reduce the number and severity of traffic collisions on State Route 166 near Guadalupe from Simas Road to Black Road in Santa Barbara County.

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

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