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

District 11

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion Of Funding To Upgrade Transportation And Promote Jobs

SAN DIEGO – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide.

“We’re building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades to come and boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

  • $5.27 million for repairs and visual restoration of important features on historical State Route 163 in San Diego such as irrigation, planting, fencing, and lighting;
  • $5.05 million to build auxiliary lanes and widen the connector on Interstate 5 (I-5) from just south of Interstate 8 (I-8) to just north of the Tecolote Creek Bridge. Also on I-8 from I-5 to just east of Morena Boulevard in San Diego; and
  • $1.95 million to construct bicycle and pedestrian facilities at the Andrade International Border Crossing in Andrade in Imperial County.

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

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