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Date: June 28, 2012
District: Los Angeles/Ventura
Contact: Judy Gish
Phone: (213) 897-3487
NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
LOS ANGELES - 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:
- $3,055,000 for a safety project to replace existing bridge railings with concrete on eight structures from the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) to the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in the cities of North Hollywood, Burbank and Glendale;
- $1,255,000 was allocated to extend the life of 27 bridges on various routes in Los Angeles County by sealing decks, replacing joint seals, replacing and repairing concrete slabs and patching concrete;
- $1,688,000 to repair storm-damaged slopes at 10 locations on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) in Long Beach and Carson.
Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.
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