California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

District 9 - Bishop
Susan Lent
(760) 872-0603

November 18, 2009

STIMULUS PROJECT COMPLETED ON U.S. ROUTE 395 IN MONO COUNTY

Bishop – Caltrans has finished major construction on a $2.7 million highway resurfacing project on U.S. Route 395 in Mono County.  The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

“This project is a good example of how Recovery Act funds are helping rural areas,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  “My Administration is working hand-in-hand with President Obama's team to ensure stimulus dollars are pumped into California quickly and responsibly to stimulate the economy and in this case – invest in the future of our transportation infrastructure right here in Mono County.”

Caltrans resurfaced more than 25 miles of aging pavement on U.S. Route 395 in Mono County from Toms Place to Obsidian Dome Road.  The highway serves as the area’s principal transportation corridor for local residents, tourists and goods movement traffic along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada.

“The Recovery Act is providing the money we need to improve the condition of roads in every region of California.  Caltrans is targeting these federal stimulus dollars where they are most effective,” said Caltrans Director Randy Iwasaki. 

Under Governor Schwarzenegger's leadership, California leads the nation with more than $2 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to more than 700 highway and local street projects statewide.  Of these, 370 projects worth $1.97 billion have been awarded to contractors to begin work, with an additional $500 million in federal stimulus funds expected to be awarded on 131 projects by February 2010.  For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/.