California Department of Transportation
District 4 - Oakland
(510) 286-5576 - office (510) 715-7212 - cell
April 27, 2010
PROPOSITION 1B TRANSPORTATION BOND PROVIDES $25 MILLION TO WIDEN HIGHWAY 101 IN SONOMA COUNTY
Cotati – Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on the $55 million Central Project, which will widen U.S. Highway 101 in Sonoma County between Cotati and Rohnert Park. The project received $25 million in funding from Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond supported by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006. The remaining funding for the project came from assorted federal, state, and local transportation accounts.
“When the voters passed Proposition 1B, they wanted action and action is what they’re getting. Proposition 1B is paying for vital transportation projects all over California,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy and creating jobs when we need them most.”
The project, which is scheduled to be completed by spring 2011, will add 10 lane-miles of new bus/carpool lanes and new soundwalls. In addition, overcrossings will be constructed at State Route 116, Sierra Avenue, and Railroad Avenue, and widen existing overcrossings at Copeland Creek and Laguna de Santa Rosa Creek. The Central Project is the latest chapter in Caltrans’ long-range effort to build continuous bus/carpool lanes on U.S. Highway 101 from Windsor in Sonoma County to the junction with State Route 1 in Marin County.
More information about this project is available at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101centralproject