California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

District 10 - Stockton
Lisa Balcom
(209) 941-6562

November 18, 2009

FIRST STATE RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IN TUOLUMNE COUNTY COMPLETED

Tuolumne County – Caltrans today announced that all major construction has been completed on the first state transportation project in Tuolumne County financed by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  The $1.02 million project on State Route 49 (SR-49) was funded solely by the Recovery Act.   

"My Administration is working hand-in-hand with President Obama's team to ensure stimulus dollars are pumped into California quickly and responsibly to stimulate the economy and in this instance - invest in the future of California's transportation infrastructure," said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The project resurfaced nearly nine miles of pavement on SR-49 in Tuolumne County from Sonora to the Calaveras County line, a heavily traveled corridor in the heart of California’s historic Gold Country. 

“The Recovery Act is providing us the money we need to improve the condition of our highways in every region of California.  Caltrans is targeting these federal stimulus dollars where they are most effective,” said Caltrans Director Randy Iwasaki. 

Under Governor Schwarzenegger's leadership, California leads the nation with more than $2 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to more than 700 highway and local street projects statewide.  Of these, 370 projects worth $1.97 billion have been awarded to contractors to begin work, with an additional $500 million in federal stimulus funds expected to be awarded on 131 projects by February 2010.  For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/.