Thursday, June 28, 2012
Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena
Phone: (619) 688-6670
Nearly $1 Billion In Funding Allocated To Improve Transportation And State's Economic Growth
SAN DIEGO – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide.
Approximately $600 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 $13.8 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to fund key transportation projects, which translates into a strengthened economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure will improve mobility and create a better future for Californians.”
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
- Approval of $31.6 million to build freeway to freeway connectors at State Route 905 and State Route 11. This is the first of three projects that will build the new Otay Mesa East Port of Entry and State Route 11 in Otay Mesa;
- San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge received $2.5 million for roadway maintenance and the painting of four segments of the bridge in order to extend the service life of the bridge.
Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.
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