California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

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Mark DeSio
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June 7 , 2007

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS $2.5 BILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS

CTC also allocates additional $1 billion for 240 projects statewide

Sacramento –The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted $2.5 billion in funding augmentations to the 2006 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP). The action was made possible by the passage of Proposition 1B in November 2006.

“The funding will pay for highway, transit, and rail projects that will reduce traffic congestion in every region of California and help rebuild the state’s vital transportation infrastructure,” Caltrans Director Will Kempton said.

The CTC further enhanced transportation by allocating an additional $1 billion in new transportation funding for 240 projects throughout the state. Highlights of the allocations include:

  • San Bernardino County – $43 million was allocated for a project to repair 50 miles of Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County. Interstate 15 is a major interregional transportation corridor for commuters, goods movement, and tourism.
  • Sutter/Yuba County - $126 million was allocated for a project to widen Route 70 to a 4-lane expressway in Sutter and Yuba counties. This project will relieve traffic congestion on a key regional transportation corridor north of Sacramento.
  • Los Angeles County - $27 million was allocated for three projects on Route 138 for a variety of improvements. The projects will relieve traffic congestion on this major commute corridor.
  • Sacramento County - $18.1 million was allocated to repair seven miles of Interstate 5 between Elk Grove and downtown Sacramento.
  • Santa Clarita - $22.7 million was allocated to construct a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) connector at the Interstate 5/Highway 14 interchange.
  • Stockton - $4.4 million was allocated to improve the Stockton Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Station. These upgrades will allow Amtrak intercity passenger trains to access the Stockton ACE station.

For a list of projects that received allocations today, go to: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/ctcliaison.htm and click on “June 6-7 CTC Agenda Vote List.”