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California Department of Transportation
District 10 - Stockton
May 26, 2010
PROPOSITION 1B PROVIDES $14.7 MILLION TO WIDEN STATE ROUTE 219, REDUCE CONGESTION IN MODESTO
Stanislaus County – Caltrans today announced the completion of the $49.5 million State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Widening Project (Phase I) that will increase capacity and reduce congestion in Modesto. Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006, provided $14.7 million of the project's funding.
"My Administration is investing billions to improve California's transportation infrastructure and create jobs in every region of the state," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "Proposition 1B is paying for vital transportation projects that support the state's economy and improve the quality of life for all Californians."
Since its passage, approximately $5.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated to improve California's transportation system.
The project converted nearly three miles of SR-219 (Kiernan Avenue) in Modesto from a two-lane conventional highway to a four-lane expressway between State Route 99 (SR-99) and Chapman Road. This fall, construction is scheduled to begin on Phase II, which will widen SR-219 from two lanes to four lanes from Morrow Road to SR-108 (McHenry Avenue), with six lanes from Tully Road to Carver Road. The total cost for Phase II is $50.5 million with Proposition 1B providing $18.8 million in funding.