California Department of Transportation
Date: February 23, 2012
District: District 10 – Stockton
Contact: Chantel Miller
Phone: (209) 941-6562
$253 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING WILL BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing good paying jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for people and businesses in California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $206 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated statewide.
The remaining $47 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:
- Merced County: $103 million – widening of State Route 99 in Merced County from four to six lanes. Project will also construct an interchange at Plainsburg Road.
- Tuolumne County: $329,000 – upgrades to the intersection of State Route 108 and Twain Harte/Tuolumne Road.
- Stanislaus County: $796,000 – landscaping in the City of Turlock on Golden State Boulevard from Monte Vista Avenue to Christoffersen Parkway.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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