California Department of Transportation
Date: June 12, 2013
Contact: Yvonne Washington
Phone: (949) 724-2644
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES BILLION-DOLLAR INFUSION OF FUNDING TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND PROMOTE JOBS
Irvine – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“We’re building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades to come and boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- $35.8 million of Prop 1B funds for State College Boulevard Grade Separation in the City of Fullerton. This grade separation at State College Blvd/Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track will eliminate delay and traffic congestion associated with the existing at grade crossing.
- $20.7 million of Prop 1B funds for a new I-5 Carpool lane in each direction, South of Pacific Coast Highway to San Juan Creek Road in the City of San Juan Capistrano. This project will add 1.6 lane miles of roadway and a bridge.
- $14 million of Prop 1B funds for State Route 91 to construct an auxiliary lane from State Route 55 through the Tustin Avenue Interchange, in the City of Anaheim.
For information about all projects that received allocations today please see the attached file.
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