California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties Caltrans Info Edge

District 11

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation

SAN DIEGO – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide.

"Proposition 1B continues to provide the vital funding we need for transportation projects that relieve traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for all Californians," said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy at a time when we need it the most."

Approximately $800 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 $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

State transportation projects in San Diego County that received funding at Thursday's meeting were:

· Nearly $35 million in funding was approved for the Interstate 15/State Route 76 Interchange Improvement project, near the communities of Bonsall and Fallbrook. The project will modify the interchange and widen the bridge over Interstate 15 to six lanes. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

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

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