California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: March 29, 2012
District:: 4 Oakland
Contact
: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576

$271 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND ENHANCE STATE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

OAKLAND -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: 

  • Interstate 80 Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM) Project:  Transportation Management System Equipment was funded that will help improve safety, mobility and trip reliability along Interstate 80 in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties – $10,918,000.
  • Interstate 580 Truck Weigh Station:  Safety improvements and restoration work near Livermore in Alameda County – $1,080,000.
  • State Highway 121 New Centerline Rumble Strips:  Safety improvement to reduce collisions near the 121/37 junction to just north of the intersection with Eighth Street in Schellville   -  $350,000.

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


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