California Department of Transportation
Date: April 27, 2012
Contact: : Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576
DISTRICT 4 MORE THAN $900 MILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED TO DRIVE STATE'S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
Oakland - Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to provide the vital funding we need for transportation projects that relieve traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for all Californians,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy at a time when we need it the most.”
Approximately $800 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
Alameda County - $58,600,000 for a Caltrans and MTC project that will extend the existing High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane on southbound I-880 in Alameda County from Marina Boulevard to Davis Street.
- Alameda County - $52,364,000 for a Caltrans and MTC project to construct a new HOV Lane on Westbound I-580 Isabel Avenue to Foothill Road.
Sonoma County - $24,108,000 for a Caltrans, MTC, and SCTA project that will construct a new Airport Boulevard Interchange on U.S. Route 101.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that have received allocations.
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