California Department of Transportation
Date: January 25, 2012
District: District 7 - Los Angeles
Contact: Public Affairs
Phone: (213) 897-3656
$347 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
LOS ANGELES – 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:
Safety projects to reduce the number and severity of collisions:
- Concrete barriers on shoulders on State Route 90 between Centinela Avenue and I-405. ($300,000)
- Gore area improvements on ramps in various locations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. ($458,000)
Storm repair project:
- Repair eroded slopes caused by heavy rainfall on State Route 91 in Compton and Long Beach. ($2,040,000)
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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