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$1 BILLION ALLOCATED TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
AND EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY
Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
"From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving mobility for people and businesses in California," said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.
Since its passage, $6.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated by Caltrans and the CTC. Highlights of today's funding allocations to Orange County include:
- ANAHEIM - $60.4 million to widen SR-91 one lane in each direction from SR-55 (Lakeview Avenue) to Weir Canyon Road.
- DANA POINT & SAN CLEMENTE - $2.1 million safety enhancement project to install barriers between pedestrian paths and railroad tracks.
- FULLERTON AND PLACENTIA - $14.9 million to construct undercrossing at Placentia Avenue at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks.
- ORANGE COUNTY - $1 million to improve traffic flow, reduce traffic delays, and reduce incident response time at over 530 intersections along approximately 158 miles of arterial streets.
- ORANGE COUNTY - $22.2 million to install rail collision avoidance technology along the Metrolink system throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernadino, Riverside, and Ventura counties.
For information about all projects that received allocations please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsjanuary2011.pdf
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