California Department of TransportationDate: September 15, 2011
Contact: Mark Dinger
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
$83 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL PUT CALIFORNIANS TO WORK REPAIRING STATE’S HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
Sacramento– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $83 million in new funding to 21 projects, an investment that will keep Californians working and help improve the state’s highways and bridges.
The funding included $5 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds. The remaining $78 million in allocations today came from assorted state and federal transportation 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 Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- Glenn County - $109,000 to the City of Willows to replace gateway signs welcoming visitors. The signs enhance the community’s ability to welcome travelers while showcasing community service providers , local commerce and city-sponsored activities.
For information about all projects that received allocations please see: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsseptember2011.pdf
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