California Department of Transportation
Date: June 12, 2013
District: 10 - Stockton
Contact: Angela DaPrato
Phone: (209) 948-7176
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES BILLION-DOLLAR INFUSION OF FUNDING TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND PROMOTE JOBS
STOCKTON – 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:
- San Joaquin County: $96,820,000 – State Route 4 Crosstown Freeway Extension. This Prop. 1B project will construct two mixed flow lanes and two auxiliary lanes in each direction from Fresno Avenue to Navy Drive in the city of Stockton.
- City of Stockton: $2,610,000 – Weber Avenue Beautification, Phase II. The project will complete the Weber Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project, improving pedestrian safety with new sidewalks, corner bulb-outs; installing landscape medians and street amenities, such as benches, trash receptacles, bicycle racks and street lights, between Stanislaus Street and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at the Cabral/ACE Station in the city of Stockton.
- City of Manteca: $940,000 – Louise Avenue Enhancements. Replace existing asphalt median with a new raised landscape median; constructing four linear miles of bike lanes (an enhanced pedestrian/bicycle crossing); installation of an irrigation system and groundcover between Airport Way and Main Street in the city of Manteca. The project includes planting approximately 200 trees, and beautifying and enhancing a two-mile stretch of a main city arterial.
- City of Lodi: $835,000 – Sacramento Street Enhancements. Install decorative and pedestrian friendly sidewalks, decorative lighting and amenities from Lodi Avenue to Oak Street in the city of Lodi.
- City of Ceres: $651,000 – Whitmore Avenue Landscaping Project. Install 5.9 acres of landscaping and irrigation at the Whitmore Avenue Interchange in the city of Ceres.
For information about all projects that received allocations today please see the attached file.
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