California Department of Transportation
Date: March 5, 2013
District: 8 – San Bernardino
Contact: Terri Kasinga
Phone: (909) 383-4646 (work)
$333 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED
TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY
SAN BERNADINO - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
“Investing in our transportation infrastructure creates a better future for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $15 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining allocations ($100 million) came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Notable local projects that received funding allocations are:
- San Bernardino Associated Governments(Sanbag)/County of San Bernardino – Construct a grade separation on Glen Helen Parkway at Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) lines ($7.17 million).
- San Bernardino Associated Governments(Sanbag)/City of San Bernardino – Construct a grade separation at Palm Avenue near the City of San Bernardino for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)
- Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)/City of Corona – Construct a 4-lane roadway including landscaped medians, new traffic signals and landscaping from 600 feet west of Skyline Drive to Green River Road ($7 million).
- San Bernardino Associated Governments(Sanbag)/Community of Sugarloaf
(Prop 1B) – On Maple Lane from 0.27 mile north of Baldwin Road to State Route 38, drainage improvements to protect the roadway and existing utilities. Outcome/Output: This project will allow Maple Lane to continue as an emergency evacuation route for the mountain communities of Sugarloaf and Moonridge ($1.3 million).
- San Bernardino Associated Governments(Sanbag)/Town of Yucca Valley
(Prop 1B) – On State Route 62 between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue, construct traffic and pedestrian safety improvements. Outcome/Output: Install traffic signal at Church Street, construct raised landscaped medians at three locations and construct ADA compliant ramps ($773,000).
- San Bernardino Associated Governments(Sanbag)/City of Highland (Prop 1B) – On State Route 210 at Greenspot Road and on Greenspot Road from State Route 210 to Boulder Avenue, widen ramps on northbound State Route 210 and widen Greenspot Road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes. Outcome/Output: Modify existing on-off ramps and widen Greenspot Road within the project limits ($577,000).
- Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) (Prop 1B) – On State Route 91, construct one mixed flow lane in each direction from State Route 241 to Pierce Street, collector distributor system from Lincoln Avenue to Interstate 15, one new HOT lane/convert existing HOV lane from County Line (Design/Build Project). Outcome/Output: Construct one mixed-flow lane, construct/convert one HOT lane and construct other elements of the collector system ($39.1 million).
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