California Department of Transportation
Date: June 23, 2011
Contact: Mark Dinger
$825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation
MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. The allocations included nearly $9 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated nearly $8 billion in Proposition 1B funds.
“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 Acting Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Two notable design-build projects in Los Angeles County received $526 million in allocations: the Gerald Desmond Bridge ($470 million) and the Interstate 10/Interstate 605 Direct Connector ($56 million). Design-build streamlines a project by overlapping design and construction to speed up construction and potentially reduce costs. Design-build is currently being used in 32 other states. Caltrans obtained design-build authority in February 2009 with the passage of Senate Bill 4 (second extraordinary session). The legislation established a demonstration program, which allows 10 design-build projects for Caltrans and five for local transportation agencies, subject to authorization by the CTC.
Other highlights of the allocations include:
Sutter County – $13 million from State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to rehabilitate 21.6 lane miles of State Highway 113 near Woodland, from the Yolo County line to Sutter Causeway Bridge to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.
Yuba County – $3.7 million from SHOPP to rehabilitate 9.5 miles of State Highway 20 near Marysville, from Levee Road to Loma Rica Road to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.
El Dorado County – $45,000 from the State Transportation Improvement Program to the City of Placerville to construct a multipurpose trail to encourage non-motorized transportation and improve mobility, provide a connection to the bike and pedestrian overcrossing to U. S,. Highway 50 at Bedford Avenue.
For information about all projects that received allocations please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsjune2011.pdf
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