California Department of Transportation
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011
District: 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura Counties)
Contact: Kelly Markham
Phone: Office (213) 897-0303
$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State’s Economic Growth
LOS ANGELES – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide.
The funding included $863 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds.
“We are putting transportation dollars to work creating jobs and making transportation improvements that will benefit Californians now and for decades to come,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
■ $190.2 million to rehabilitate 37 lane miles of the Long Beach Freeway
(I-710) from South Gate to Monterey Park to improve safety and ride quality.
■ $131.6 million to construct high occupancy vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes on US 101 from Mussel Shoals in Ventura County to just south of Casitas Pass Road.
■ $130 million to rehabilitate 127 lane miles of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) from Vista Del Lago Road to the Kern County Line to improve safety and ride quality.
■ $100.7 million to rehabilitate 48 lane miles of the Pomona Freeway (SR-60) from the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) to the Orange Freeway (SR-57) to improve safety and ride quality.
For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsaugust2011.pdf
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