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California Department of Transportation
Date: August 11, 2011
District: 04 - Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576
$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State’s Economic Growth
OAKLAND– 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:
• Sunnyvale - $85 million for new auxiliary lanes on U.S. Route 101 between State Route 85 and Embarcadero Road
• San Jose - $71.6 million for new car-pool lanes on Interstate 880 between State Route 237 in Milpitas and U.S. Route 101 in San Jose.
• Oakland - $18 million to repave Interstate 880 between Fifth Avenue and High Street
• Sunnyvale - $12 million to repave State Route 85 from the Stevens Creek Boulevard Overcrossing to the State Route 85/U.S. Route 101 Interchange.
• Marin County - $24.4 million to repave U.S. Route 101 from the Golden Gate Bridge north to Larkspur.
• Antioch - $29 million to widen State Route 4 between Contra Loma Boulevard and Lone Tree Way.
• Napa County - $30.6 million to add two lanes and a median barrier on State Route 12 from the State Route 12/State Route 29 interchange to just west of the Napa/Solano County Line.
• Solano County - $61 million to add two lanes and a median barrier to State Route 12 from just west of the Napa/Solano County Line to Red Top Road.
• Livermore - $17 million to widen State Route 84 from two lanes to four lanes between Concannon Boulevard and Stanley Boulevard, and to six lanes between Stanley Boulevard and Jack London Boulevard.
For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsaugust2011.pdf
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