California Department of Transportation
Date: March 5, 2013
Contact: Chantel Miller
Phone: (209) 948-3930
$333 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED
TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY
STOCKTON - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
“Investing in our transportation infrastructure creates a better future for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $15 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining allocations ($100 million) came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Notable local projects that received funding allocations are:
- Merced County: $52,000,000 – Atwater-Merced Expressway Phase 1A. The project will widen State Route 99 near Atwater to six lanes near Buhach Road and construct a new interchange.
- San Joaquin County: $32,589,000 – Bouldin Island Rehabilitation Project. The project will replace 8.6 miles of existing roadway on State Route 12 from the Potato Slough Bridge to the Mokelumne River Bridge. It will also widen the shoulders and install a concrete median barrier.
- Alpine County: $38,000 – Adds pedestrian and bicycle striping and signing to various locations on State Routes 4, 88, and 89, county roads and Washoe Tribe streets.
Please see the attached file for information about all projects that received allocations today.
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