California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

December 10, 2010
District 4 - Oakland
Gidget Navarro (510) 286-5574

Caltrans Completes U.S Highway 101 Paving Project in Brisbane  

San Mateo County–  Caltrans announced today the completion of a $2.6 million project that repaved a three-mile section of U.S. Highway 101 in Brisbane. The project was entirely funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

“We are constantly working with the federal government to ensure Recovery Act funding is delivered to California quickly, effectively, and responsibly,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “This funding is improving our transportation infrastructure for generations to come while creating jobs and helping drive California down the road to economic recovery.”

Caltrans used 16,000 tons of rubberized asphalt concrete (recycled tires) to pave both sides of Highway 101 from Oyster Point Boulevard to Harney Way. An estimated 60,000 recycled tires were utilized, keeping them out of California landfills. The new roadway surface is expected to last a decade, even though more than 190,000 vehicles travel daily on Highway 101 in Brisbane.

“With the help of the Recovery Act funding, we were able to provide a smoother and safer freeway for Bay Area commuters and truckers who regularly travel along Highway 101 in Brisbane,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.

Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California has obligated nearly $2.6 billion in Recovery Act funding to nearly 1,000 highway, local street, transportation projects, and job training statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit:

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