California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

January 20, 2011
District 05- San Luis Obispo      
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones   
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
 

$1 BILLION ALLOCATED TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
AND EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.

“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.

Since its passage, $6.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated by Caltrans and the CTC. Highlights of today’s funding allocations include: 

  • $37.7 million to widen the Santa Maria River Bridge near the SLO/SB County line from four to six lanes with shoulders and a bike lane.  This project includes $25 million in Proposition 1B funding, $10 million from the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) and $ 2.7 million from the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG).

“I am delighted that we can now move forward on this important transportation project in the region and I would like to thank the many agencies involved in making this happen,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Rich Krumholz.

Construction on this project is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2011.

For information about all projects that received allocations please visit:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsjanuary2011.pdf

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