California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

February 28, 2011
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

CALTRANS COMPLETES HIGHWAY 1 PAVEMENT PROTECTION PROJECT

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.9 million pavement protection project on State Highway 1 near Lompoc. The project was primarily financed ($1.6 million) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

“With the help of Recovery Act funds, we are repairing our highways and local roadways at a more rapid pace and providing a smoother, safer commute for motorists,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.

The project applied a protective coating to 25 lane miles of pavement on Highway 1 near Lompoc from Harris Grade Road to California Boulevard.

Taking action now while the pavement is still in fairly good condition instead of waiting until it deteriorates saves the state thousands of dollars.

California has obligated nearly $2.6 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to nearly 1,000 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide.

For more information on the Recovery Act visit:  http://recovery.ca.gov/

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