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California Department of Transportation
District 7 – Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
Caltrans Public Affairs
July 1, 2010
STIMULUS PROVIDES $1.1 MILLION TO RESURFACE VENTURA FREEWAY RAMPS IN BURBANK
BURBANK TO GLENDALE – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.3 million project that resurfaced 32 on-ramps and off-ramps along the Ventura Freeway (SR- 134) between Bob Hope Drive and the Glendale Freeway (SR-2). The project is financed primarily ($1.1 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).
"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.
The repaved ramps will provide a smoother ride for more than 220,000 motorists who regularly travel the 6.5-mile stretch of the Ventura Freeway between Bob Hope Drive and the Glendale Freeway.
“All American Asphalt is proud to be part of the state’s economic recovery and to provide employment to Californians through this stimulus project,” said Cory Gawryluk, Project Engineer with All American Asphalt, the project contractor.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California has obligated $2.52 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 930 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/. Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”