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Date: October 25, 2012
District: 10 - Stockton
Contact: Angela DaPrato
Phone: (209) 948-7176
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES NEARLY $300 MILLION IN PROJECTS TO HELP MOTORISTS GET AROUND CALIFORNIA
STOCKTON - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $287 million to 23 projects that will provide better roads, transit, and bridges while at the same time strengthening California’s economy.
“We are building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades and will also boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $259 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14.6 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $28 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were:
- San Joaquin County: $10,974,000 – construct a dedicated passenger rail track north of downtown Stockton interlocking between the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern/ Santa Fe Railroads to improve train access to station and passenger boarding.
- San Joaquin County: $2,331,000 – install traffic monitoring stations at various locations on Interstate 5, and State Routes 132 and 580 to help provide traffic related information quickly and efficiently to the traveling public.
- Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties: $146,000 – construct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian curb ramps at various locations on State Routes 12 and 49.
- City of Ceres: $53,000 – install landscaping and irrigation at the Whitmore Avenue Interchange.
Please see the attached file for information about all projects that received allocations today.
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