California Department of Transportation
Date: March 29, 2012
Contact: Deanna Shoopman
Phone: (530) 741-4566
$271 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND ENHANCE STATE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
District 3 - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery.
“We are focused on reducing traffic congestion, increasing safety, and improving goods movement to boost California’s economy,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The awarded funding includes $214 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $11 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $57 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were:
- Butte County - $800,000 to replace aging traffic signals on State Highway 32 in Chico to install new conduit and upgrade curb ramps with pedestrian push buttons to comply with American With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
- Placer County - $8.3 million for a project on State Highway 89 from the Nevada County line to Squaw Valley Road that will rehabilitate 16 lane miles of pavement to improve ride quality and extend the pavement service life.
- Sutter County- $21.1 million Proposition 1B project on State Highway 99 to build a new interchange at Riego Road.
Note to Media: Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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