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California Department of Transportation
Headquarters – Sacramento
February 25, 2010
$185 MILLION ALLOCATED TO CREATE JOBS, IMPROVE STATE'S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Sacramento - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $185 million to 43 transportation projects statewide. This includes $30 million from Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006. More than $5.2 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated to improve California's transportation system during the past three years. The remaining $155 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
"When the voters passed Proposition 1B, they wanted action and action is what they're getting. Proposition 1B is paying for vital transportation projects up and down California that will help relieve traffic congestion, improve air quality and repair our highways and bridges. At the same time, investing in our infrastructure is also strengthening our economy and creating jobs throughout the state when we need them most," said Governor Schwarzenegger.
Highlights of today's project allocations include:
Central Valley - $19.3 million in Proposition 1B funding for two projects that will widen State Route 99 in San Joaquin County.
Sacramento County - $6.8 million from Proposition 1B for a project that will add new auxiliary lanes and widen lanes on State Route 99 from Calvine Road to Mack Road.
San Joaquin County - $2.9 million in Proposition 1B funding for a project in Tracy that will construct auxiliary, acceleration, and deceleration lanes at various locations on Interstate 205.
Contra Costa County - $69 million to repave and repair 100 lane miles of Interstate 680 in San Ramon, Danville and Walnut Creek from the Alameda County line to Rudgear Road.
"These transportation projects will increase safety, improve goods movement and enhance ride quality for motorists who rely on the state's highway system," said Caltrans Director Randy Iwasaki.
For information about all projects that received allocations today, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsfeb2010.pdf