California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

March 24, 2011
District: 7-Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
Contact: Maria Raptis
Phone: 213-897-9372

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

Los Angeles – 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 project allocations for District 7 include:

  • $1.72 million to replace the electrical light system and restore lighting on the Antelope Valley Freeway (State Route 14) off-ramps from Golden Valley Road to Via Princessa Way in Sylmar and Santa Clarita destroyed by the 2008 Sayre Fire.
  • $1.1 million to replace the joint seals of four bridge structures on the Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105). A joint seal is the material used to fill space between concrete slabs on a bridge.

The CTC also approved the first phase of the Interstate 805 Managed Lanes North project in San Diego County as the ninth design-build project under landmark state legislation (SB X24) 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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