California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 11, 2011
District: District 3
Contact
: Mark Dinger
Phone: Office (530) 741-4572

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State’s Economic Growth

MARYSVILLE – 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:

Butte County - $3.4 million from Proposition 1B to the City of Chico to construct additional east and westbound lanes including eight-foot shoulders, paved landscape median, timber guardrail and light signal modifications to State Highway 32 from State Highway 99 to Forest Avenue.

Sacramento County - $7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to rehabilitate 61.2 lane miles of Interstate 80 near Sacramento, from the Madison Avenue Overcrossing to the Placer County line to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.

Yuba County - $41.5 million from the SHOPP to rehabilitate 17 lane miles of State Highway 70 near Marysville, from the First Street Undercrossing to the Feather River Bridge to .1 mile east of Levee Road to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.

Yolo County - $7.5 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to rehabilitate 45 lane miles of State Highway 113 from Davis to Woodland to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.

For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsaugust2011.pdf

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