California Department of Transportation
Date: January 15, 2014
District: Los Angeles/Ventura
Contact: Judy Gish
Phone: (213) 897-3487
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW PROJECT TO CUT CONGESTION
AT U.S. HIGHWAY 101/STATE ROUTE 23 INTERCHANGE
THOUSAND OAKS –Long-awaited improvements are now underway at the heavily-used U.S. Highway 101/State Route 23 interchange in Thousand Oaks that will ease traffic congestion and improve safety for more than 170,000 motorists who travel through the area daily.
“Caltrans is pleased about the improvements made at the 101/23 interchange,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This project will help commuters get to their destinations sooner and safer with less stress,” he said.
The project will add one new lane in each direction to U.S. 101 between the Los Angeles/Ventura County line and Moorpark Road, a distance of about four miles. It will also build a new lane on ramps connecting 101 and SR-23; widen bridges at Hampshire Road, Conejo School Road, and Moorpark Road; realign the Moorpark Road ramps; and construct soundwalls and retaining walls throughout the project limits.
Caltrans, the Ventura County Transportation Commission, and Thousand Oaks are partners on the $43 million project, which is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2016. About $10 million of the project’s funding comes from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.
Caltrans currently has 117 projects valued at more than $2 billion underway in Los Angeles and Ventura counties alone. Collectively, these projects are making a real difference. Caltrans is repairing rough pavement, providing new carpool lanes; enhancing highway safety; and hundreds of additional large and small fixes are improving conditions for motorists.For more information about the U.S. 101/SR-23 Interchange Project, visit: www.dot.ca.gov/dist07 or www.toaks.org/10123
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