California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: June 28, 2012
District: 9 - Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties - www.dot.ca.gov/dist9
Contact: Florene Trainor, florene_trainor@dot.ca.gov
Phone:  (760) 872-0603 office, (760) 937-1553 cell

NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

BISHOP - Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide.

Approximately $600 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $13.8 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide. 

“Proposition 1B continues to fund key transportation projects, which translates into a strengthened economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure will improve mobility and create a better future for Californians.”

Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:

  • $250,000 has been allocated for the See Vee Lane Extension. This project will improve local traffic circulation and provide additional access to the Dixon Lane Meadow Creek neighborhood. The See Vee lane extension will be from US 395 to Choctaw Drive and will extend, widen, signalize, and improve See Vee Lane in Bishop, CA.
  • $65,000 has been allocated for Chalfant Streets Rehabilitation. This project will rehabilitate and extend the useful life of 5.5 miles of deteriorated 12-food wide roadways. The Chalfant Valley streets rehabilitation project will reconstruct, pulverize, and re-compact the existing pavement on various streets in Chalfant Valley, Ca.
  • $37,000 has been allocated for June Lake Streets Rehabilitation. This project will rehabilitate and extend the useful life of 6.6 miles of local roadways along with curb and gutter drainage improvements. Street rehabilitation will take place on various streets in June Lake, Ca.
  • $2,119,000 has been allocated for Bridgeport Street Rehabilitation. On various streets in Bridgeport, Ca, pavement will receive an overlay and sidewalks, curbs, and gutters will be constructed. The project will rehabilitate and extend the useful life of three miles of deteriorated roadway and provide continuous pedestrian facilities.
  • $2,047,000 has been allocated for Lee Vining Streets Rehabilitation. This project will rehabilitate and extend the pavement life of 1.6 mile of deteriorated roadway and provide continuous pedestrian facilities on Lee Vining Ave, Mattey Ave, D St, First St, Mono Lake Ave, Second St, Third St, Paoha Dr and Yosemite Dr in Lee Vining, Ca.

Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.

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