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California Department of Transportation
District 7 - Los Angeles
April 30, 2010
STIMULUS FUNDED PROJECT REPLACES DAMAGED FREEWAY SECTIONS ON INTERSTATE 210
La Canada Flintridge – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced the completion of a project that replaced worn down sections of the Foothill Freeway (SR-210) between the Angeles Crest Highway in La Canada Flintridge and Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena. The $363,000 project was financed primarily through President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This stimulus project and many others around the state are completing construction sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding.
"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 Schwarzenegger.
Over the years, individual segments of I-210 have been damaged by the constant flow of traffic and by the weather. The new freeway segments will provide a safer, smoother ride for more than 110,000 motorists who regularly travel I-210 between the Angeles Crest Highway and Fair Oaks Avenue.
“We are committed to providing safe and reliable roads for La Canada Flintridge and all of Southern California. This project is a great example of how the stimulus is bringing in the cash we need to improve the Foothill Freeway, while at the same time supporting much-needed jobs,” said Caltrans Chief Deputy Director Cindy McKim.
"In these tough economic times, projects like this help keep our people on the payroll," said Doug Bougs, Vice-President of Peterson-Chase General Engineering Construction, Incorporated, the project’s contractor.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California leads the nation with $2.53 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 915 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act, visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/.