California Department of Transportation
Date: June 12, 2013
District: 1 - Eureka
Contact: Phil Frisbie, Jr.
Phone: (707) 441-4678
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES BILLION-DOLLAR INFUSION OF FUNDING TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND PROMOTE JOBS
EUREKA – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“We’re building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades to come and boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- Humboldt County - About $2 million to seismic retrofit three bridges along Route 101 near Trinidad.
- Mendocino County - Almost $560 thousand to improve the intersection of Routes 1 and 20 near Fort Bragg to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
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