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California Department of Transportation
Date: August 23, 2012
District: 11 - San Diego and Imperial counties
Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena
$745 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL DRIVE ECONOMIC
GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
SAN DIEGO - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy.
“We’re providing much-needed jobs and putting people to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. The allocations include nearly $82 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $663 million in allocations today came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- $8.5 million to install ramp metering, closed circuit television, changeable message signs, traffic monitoring stations, fiber optic cable and maintenance pull-outs on State Route 56 and on Interstate 5 (I-5) in San Diego;
- $2.6 million for seismic retrofit and bridge improvements at the connector from eastbound State Route 75 to northbound I-5 and at the Interstate 805 Kearney Villa overcrossing in San Diego; and
- $2.3 million to install guardrail and concrete barriers along Interstate 8 from Fletcher Parkway to Severin Drive in La Mesa and at Dunbar Lane near Harbison Canyon.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received
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