California Department of Transportation
Date: March 5, 2013
District: 6 - Fresno
Contact: Jose Camarena
Phone: (559) 488-4067
$333 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED
TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY
FRESNO - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
“Investing in our transportation infrastructure creates a better future for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $15 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining allocations ($100 million) came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Notable local projects that received funding allocations are:
- An allocation of $965,000 toward the widening of Willow Avenue in Fresno County. This project will improve traffic operations, reduce traffic accidents, and provide safe pedestrian access.
- An allocation of $9,970,000 toward the replacement of the Red Rock Canyon Bridge in Kern County. This project will replace the existing bridge with a wider, longer bridge which will improve traffic operations and safety.
- An allocation of $1,454,000 to improve the intersection of Avenue 9 & Road 36 and Avenue 9 and Road 35 in Madera County. This project will improve safety at these intersections
Please see the attached file for information about all projects that received allocations today.
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