California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Headquarters - Public Affairs Office
Matt Rocco
(916) 654-5467

December 7, 2006  


SACRAMENTO CA -– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today was recognized as “Public Owner of the Year” by California Construction magazine, a McGraw-Hill trade publication.

Caltrans was honored based on its volume of transportation construction projects with more than $9.5 billion invested in current projects and 600 contracts underway, such as the $1.43 billion self-anchored suspension (SAS) portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the $176 million Interstate 5/805 widening in San Diego, the $360 million carpool lane projects in Los Angeles County, multiple repaving projects on Interstate 80 in the Sacramento area, and the widening of State Route 99 in the Central Valley.

Caltrans was recognized at a reception yesterday in San Francisco and again today at an event in Long Beach.

“Caltrans has worked with the construction industry to ensure that builders have the resources needed to meet the growing demands for transportation in California,” said Caltrans Director Will Kempton.