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California Department of Transportation
Date: January 25, 2012
District: District 1 - Eureka
Contact: Phil Frisbie, Jr.
Phone: (707) 441-4678
$347 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.
The allocations include $281 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated by administrative agencies for statewide transportation needs.
“We’re putting people back to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The remaining $66 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- Mendocino County - $3.2 million for a safety project on Route 20, just west of Willits, that will reconstruct metal beam guardrail, improve drainage, repave with high friction asphalt, and install centerline rumble strips along a 6 mile section of the highway.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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