California Department of Transportation
Date: January 25, 2012
District: District 6 - Fresno
Contact: Jose Camarena
$347 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.
The allocations include $281 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated by administrative agencies for statewide transportation needs.
“We’re putting people back to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The remaining $66 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- Allocations worth a total of $700,000 for the landscaping of 2.8 miles of State Route 41, from Ashlan Avenue to Herndon Avenue in the city of Fresno.
- An allocation of $10.1 million for a project on State Route 41 near Lemoore, from Hanford/Armona Road to north of Grangeville Boulevard, in Kings County to raise the roadway profile grade, widen shoulders, and overlay pavement with asphalt concrete along 5.2 lane miles to improve ride quality and reduce potential for roadway flooding.
- Allocation of $5.75 million for an asphalt overlay project on State Route 190 in Tulare County, near Lake Success, from Road 284 to Tule River Bridge that will improve pavement quality and service-life.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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