California Department of Transportation
Date: February 23, 2012
District: District 6
Contact: Jose Camarena
$253 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING WILL BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing good paying jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for people and businesses in California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $206 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated statewide.
The remaining $47 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:
- Allocation of $5.1 Million to the City of Madera for improvements on 4th Street, including widening of the State Route 99 bridge to 6-lanes and widen ramps. 4th Street will be widened to 4-lanes with median, and traffic signals.
- Allocation of $1.6 Million for the installation of two single thrie-beam median barriers along 4.4 centerline miles of State Route 99 near Chowchilla, from Avenue 24 to Le Grand Avenue, to help reduce cross median collisions and improve traffic safety.
- Allocation of $202,000 to the City of Bakersfield to improve the landscaping and sidewalk on the north side of Stockdale Highway from McDonald Way to North Stine Road enhancing the scenery of the parkway area.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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