California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date: October 27, 2011
District: 12 – Orange County
Contact: Tracey Lavelle
Phone: (949) 724-2031

$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy

IRVINE – Following last week’s announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state’s economic recovery - and reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and make driving safer for everyone.

Last week’s bond sale allowed projects that were delayed or at risk of delay due to lack of funding to move forward to construction. In addition, the bond proceeds will also fund more than 300 ongoing projects through June 2012. The ongoing and newly allocated projects leverage around $11 billion in non-state funds, giving our economy an added boost.

“These projects will allow billions of dollars to flow into construction and produce enormous economic benefits for California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The Orange County Transportation Authority was allocated $1 million for intersection improvements at Tustin Avenue and La Palma Avenue in the City of Anaheim to add through lanes and channelized turn movements to relieve congestion and improve operations.

The CTC funding today includes $695 million from Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.

# # # #