California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million For Statewide Transportation Improvements

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission announced on Tuesday that it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California.

 “The California Transportation Commission is taking action to improve transportation, safety, and mobility from Del Norte to San Diego County,” said California Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. “These construction projects put people to work and improve the quality of life for millions of Californians.”

“California is investing in transportation infrastructure to support regional job growth and improve the state’s mobility for years to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include $169 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, more than $16 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide. The remaining $318 million in allocations today came from various state and federal transportation accounts. 

State Route 94 received $676,000 to reconstruct guardrail and upgrade bridge end treatments along a 7.5 mile stretch near Barrett Junction and various locations from Cochera Via Drive and Potrero Valley Road.  The safety enhancements will help reduce the number and severity of collisions. 

For information about all projects that received allocations please see the attached file.

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