California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

District 4 - Oakland
Marcus Wagner
(510) 622-8758

November 18, 2009

FIRST STATE RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN NAPA COUNTY COMPLETED ON TIME

Napa County – Caltrans today announced that it has finished all major construction on a $510,000 highway repair project on State Route 29 (SR-29) in Napa County that was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  The project is the first state Recovery Act transportation project completed in the county.   

"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 instance - invest in the future of California's transportation infrastructure," said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In just 40 days, Caltrans repaired ten miles of pavement on SR-29 in the heart of California’s Wine Country between Tubbs Lane and the Napa/Lake county line. This aging section of the roadway was built 50 years ago.

“With the help of Recovery Act funds, we are now able to repair our highways and local roadways at a more rapid pace and provide a smooth, safe commute for motorists,” 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/.