Monday, May 21, 2012
Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning
Phone: (619) 688-6670
California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State's Economy and Upgrade Transporation
SAN DIEGO –The California Transportation Commission (CTC) Wednesday allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“The benefits these projects bring to California are a huge boon to the economy, and the investment in our transportation system will continue to serve motorists for generations to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Approximately $872 million of the funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $13 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Locally, in San Diego and Imperial counties, some of the notable projects that received funding include:
- $243,000 1.7 mile bike path project in the city of Encinitas from Chesterfield Drive to G Street; and
- $696,000 Bridge scour mitigation project on State Route 111 in Imperial County to preserve the integrity of the Drain and Tesla Wash bridges.
Wednesday’s allocations include $766 million in federal funds that will be applied to various local transportation programs statewide. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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