California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: June 28, 2012
District: 1 - Eureka
Contact: Phil Frisbie, Jr.
Phone: (707) 441-4678

NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

EUREKA - Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide.

Approximately $600 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 $13.8 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide. 

“Proposition 1B continues to fund key transportation projects, which translates into a strengthened economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure will improve mobility and create a better future for Californians.”

Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:

  • Humboldt County - $14.2 million to rehabilitate 9 miles of Route 101 between Eureka and Arcata.
  • Humboldt County - $2.2 million to rehabilitate the bridge decks on all three Samoa Bridges on Route 255 near Eureka.
  • Mendocino County - $3.3 million to clean and paint the steel structures of the Salmon Creek and Albion River Bridges on Route 1.
  • Mendocino County - $600,000 to improve the Pacific Coast Bike Route along Route 1 by widening shoulders at various locations from Point Arena to Manchester.

Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.

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