California Department of Transportation
Date: August 23, 2012
Contact: RocQuel Johnson
Phone: (510) 286-4948
$745 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL DRIVE ECONOMIC
GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
OAKLAND - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy.
“We’re providing much-needed jobs and putting people to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. The allocations include nearly $82 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $663 million in allocations today came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- Alameda County- $1,174,000 for a Caltrans project to remove and replace old metal median barriers and concrete slab with new concrete median barriers and concrete slabs. The completed project will reduce needed repairs, crews’ exposure to traffic and provide additional shoulder width.
- Contra Costa County- $5,868,000 for a Caltrans and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) project to widen eastbound State Route(SR) 4 in Antioch from Hillcrest Avenue to SR160. The project will widen approximately two miles of SR4 from four to six lanes.
- Contra Costa County- $18,910,000 for a Caltrans and MTC project to construct auxiliary lanes in both directions of I-680 between Sycamore Valley Road in Danville and Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon. The completed project will include two miles of auxiliary lanes and shoulders with retaining walls and soundwalls.
- Contra Costa County- $18,459,000 for a Caltrans project to rehabilitate bridge decks near Richmond at Scofield Avenue and another location at Western Drive. The project will rehabilitate three bridges by replacing bridge decks to maintain structure integrity
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received
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