California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

March 24, 2011
District 06 - Fresno
Contact: Jose Camarena,
Phone: 559-488-4067

CTC ALLOCATES $101 MILLION TO EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION

Fresno–The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide.

"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.

Highlights of the local project allocations include:

  • An off-ramp widening and intersection lighting project along State Route 198 in the City of Visalia, from the Conyer Street Overcrossing to west of the Watson Street intersection that will reduce congestion and increase overall safety for local traffic.
  • Near the city of Tulare on State Route 99, at Avenue 200 Overcrossing, a bridge improvement project to replace existing deck and upgrade metal beam guardrail.

The CTC also approved the first phase of the Interstate 805 Managed Lanes North in San Diego County as the ninth design-build project under landmark state legislation (SBX2 4) signed in 2009. The legislation provided for a pilot program for the design-build method of procurement, which combines both design and construction into one contract to expedite the construction process and potentially reduce project costs.
The I-805 Managed Lanes North project will be built in five phases at a cost of approximately $615 million. Caltrans anticipates the project will be completed nine months earlier using design-build. The expedited construction schedule will bring more jobs to San Diego County sooner than expected.

For information about all projects that received allocations please visit:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsmarch2011.pdf

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