California Department of Transportation
Date: June 28, 2012
Contact: Jose Camarena
NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
FRESNO - 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:
- An allocation of more than $48,000,000 for the reconstruction of the Avenue 12 Interchange on State Route 99 in Madera County.
- An allocation of more than $46,000,000 for the widening of 4-miles of State Route 99 to 6-lanes in Tulare County.
- An allocation of more than $31,000,000 in Kern County for the widening of 5-miles of State Route 99 to 8-lanes in Bakersfield.
Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.
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