California Department of Transportation
Date: January 31, 2014
District: 9 – Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties
Contact: Florene Trainor
Phone: (760) 872-0603
$138 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH
Bishop – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing good paying jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for the people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include approximately $25 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. To date, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.
The remaining $113 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- $65,000 was allocated for Plans, Specifications and Estimates to reconstruct and resurface the roadways on three county roads in South Bishop. The outcome is to create the plans to resurface 4.3 miles of pavement, extend pavement life, and improve safety.
- $190,000 was allocated for the construction of a paved bike path from North Third Street and East Pine Street to the Bishop City Park. The outcome is to construct a two-lane, 1000 foot log paved path to provide a safe bicycle and pedestrian connection between the surrounding neighborhood and the City Park.
- $62,000 was allocated for Plans, Specifications and Estimates to construct bicycle lanes on both sides of Sunland Drive from U.S. Highway 395 to State Route 168 (West Line Street). The purpose of this project is to provide a safer and less-congested alternative bicycle route along 3.8 miles of roadway.
- $130,000 was allocated to Mono County Local Transportation Commission for Planning, Programming and Monitoring.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations
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