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Date: May 24, 2012
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (619) 688-6723 Cell: (619) 571-2538
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $1.7 BILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION
MARYSVILLE - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“The benefits these projects bring to California are a huge boon to the economy, and the investment in our transportation system will continue to serve motorists for generations to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Approximately $872 million of the funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $13 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable projects that received funding include:
- El Dorado County - $15.5 million for a U.S. Highway 50 project in El Dorado County at the El Dorado Hills and Latrobe Boulevard interchange. Modifications include constructing a new westbound off-ramp undercrossing, improve westbound on and off ramps and adding dedicated ramp meters.
- El Dorado County - $6 million for an El Dorado County project at Placerville between Placerville and Ray Lawyer Drive. Work will be to construct a westbound access ramp and auxiliary lane from Ray Lawyer Drive onto U.S. Highway 50 to Placerville Drive.
- Butte County - $725,000 for a safety improvement project near Chico on State Highway 99 at Neal Road that will install a signal system to eliminate uncontrolled left -turn movements.
- Yolo County - $995,000 for a project in Davis at Mace Boulevard to stabilize a bike path, embankment, sidewalk and slope damaged by heavy rain.
Yesterday’s allocations include $766 million in federal funds that will be applied to various local transportation programs statewide. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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