California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

March 1, 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 recovery act project on State Route 154

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – Caltrans today announced that work has been completed on a $2.5 million pavement improvement project on State Route 154, providing motorists a smoother, safer ride. The project was financed primarily ($1.5 million) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

“Funding from the Recovery Act is helping us put people back to work rebuilding California’s transportation system while providing a shot in the arm to the economy,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.

The project resurfaced nine miles of pavement in each direction on SR-154, a busy commuter and tourist route. “We are pleased that Recovery Act funding allowed us to improve the highway and create jobs,” said Craig Flowers, Project Manager of Granite Construction in Goleta, the project’s contractor.

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:

Caltrans reminds motorists that ‘we’re here to get you there’.

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