California Department of Transportation
Date: March 29, 2012
District: District 11 - San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena
Phone: (619) 688-6723 Cell: (858) 688-1431
$271 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND ENHANCE STATE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
SAN DIEGO - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery.
“We are focused on reducing traffic congestion, increasing safety, and improving goods movement to boost California’s economy,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The awarded funding includes $214 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $11 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $57 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were:
- Interstate 5 received nearly $2 million in funding for two Trade Corridor Improvement Fund projects at Civic Center Drive and Bay Marina Drive to improve goods movement;
- Approval of $1.6 million to build a median barrier on State Route 94 from Via Mercado Road to Jamacha Boulevard in Spring Valley and
- Another $2.7 million for improvements to extend the service life of highway drainage systems throughout the county.
Note to Media: Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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