California Department of Transportation
District 10 – Stockton
May 12, 2010
STIMULUS DELIVERS NEARLY $10 MILLION TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON STATE ROUTE 4 IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
San Joaquin County – Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on a $13.2 million safety improvement project on State Route 4. The project is financed partially ($9.7 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (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 safety of California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
Scheduled for completion in 2014, the project will realign a curve at the intersection of SR-4 and Tracy Boulevard. Rumble strips, which alert drivers that they are straying into oncoming traffic or off the road, will also be installed. The project’s contractor is DeSilva Gates Construction of Dublin.
“This project will enhance safety for motorists while helping the state’s economy by providing jobs,” said Caltrans Chief Deputy Director Cindy McKim.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California has obligated $2.52 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 930 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/