California Department of Transportation
Date: March 5, 2013
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: José Olveda
$333 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED
TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY
OAKLAND - 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:
- City of Richmond - $4,230,000 investment to construct Marina Bay Parkway Grade Separation, a roadway undercrossing in place of existing grade at the BNSF/RPRC railroad crossing.
- City of San Mateo - $613,000 investment, at various locations, to rehabilitate roads, by removal and replacement of pavement, installation of storm systems, improvement of broken curbs, gutters and sidewalks.
- Town of Hillsborough - $457,000 investment for resurfacing of streets, at various locations, with AC overlay treatments on approximately 6.5 miles of roadways.
- Town of Colma - $49,000 for improvement to Hillside Boulevard with asphalt pavement rehabilitation by grinding existing pavement, overlay of asphalt concrete sections, and striping work.
- Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board , MTC; 04-San Francisco, 04-San Mateo, 04-Santa Clara - $233,000 investment to replace commuter railroad signal system equipment along the Caltrain right of way.
- Sonoma SR -1 - $451,000 investment to replace culvert and install Rock Slope Protection (RSP) to prevent future slip-outs near Stewarts Point.
- City of Concord - $944,000. An investment for enhancement of safety for bicyclists and pedestrians by construction of Class I bikeway along Monument Blvd. Corridor and Class III bikeway along Linden Drive, Sunshine Meadow Lane, Detroit Avenue, and Waters Way.
- Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, MTC, 04-Alameda and Santa Clara counties - $3,350,000 investment to increase track capacity, reduce train running times and improve train meets between Oakland and San Jose along the Capitol Corridor.
Please see the attached file for information about all projects that received allocations today.
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