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Date: December 6, 2012
Contact: Deanna Shoopman
Phone: (530) 741-4572
$306 MILLION APPROVED TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION
Marysville - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving roads, bridges, and transit for people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $114 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, $14.7 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $192 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were:
- Sacramento County - $18.9 million from Proposition 1B and locally administered multi-funded SPP/STIP to the City of Sacramento and Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to construct a project on I-5 / Cosumnes River Boulevard Interchange. In the city of Sacramento, between the Meadowview Road and Laguna Boulevard Interchanges on Route 5. Construct interchange and roadway extension.
- Butte County - $9.9 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to remove and replace bridge due to severe channel scour and continued deck deterioration. Project includes reconstruction of existing approach shoulders, and temporary median cross-over for stage construction and traffic handling. On Highway 99 near Chico, from Estates Drive to 0.4 mile north of Butte Creek Bridge #12-0126R.
- El Dorado County - $4.7 million from the SHOPP to replace drainage systems and install Best Management Practices (BMP) treatment for storm water runoff including sediment vaults and a force main to collect and treat storm water from Highway 50 in the city of South Lake Tahoe, from Herbert Avenue to Takela Drive.
- Nevada County - $650,000 to reconstruct embankment at four locations on Highway 49, install new and upgraded drainage facilities, stabilize a severely eroded culvert and install downdrain to prevent further slumping of the embankment due to water infiltration. Additional work includes pavement digouts and shoulder widening. Near North San Juan, from 1.3 miles south of the Middle Yuba River Bridge to the Middle Yuba River Bridge.
Please see the attached file for information about all projects that received allocations
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