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Date: April 27, 2012
District: 7, Los Angeles and Ventura counties
Contact: : Maria Raptis
DISTRICT 7 MORE THAN $900 MILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED TO DRIVE STATE'S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
Los Angeles - Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to provide the vital funding we need for transportation projects that relieve traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for all Californians,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy at a time when we need it the most.”
Approximately $800 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
- $335 million total allocation for two segments of the I-5 South Corridor Widening and Improvement Projects from the Los Angeles/Orange County line to I-605:
- $147 million to add one HOV lane and one mixed flow lane in each direction from Shoemaker Avenue to Silverbow Avenue in the City of Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs. The project will also reconstruct the Rosecrans Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue bridges, reconfigure ramps, upgrade and realign Firestone Boulevard frontage road. The total project cost is $214 million.
- $188 million to add one HOV lane and one mixed flow lane in each direction from Silverbow Avenue to Orr and Day Road in the City of Norwalk. The project will also reconstruct the San Antonio Drive, Imperial Highway and Pioneer Boulevard bridges and construct a southbound off-ramp at Imperial Hwy. The total project cost is $302 million.
- $2.9 million allocation for repairs on 28 bridges at various locations on State Routes 1 and 90, Interstates 5 and I-405. The work includes deck repairs, joint seal replacement, and paint to extend the service life of the structures.
- $588,000 allocation for safety improvements on I-605 extending from Cerritos to Pico Rivera (Coyote Creek Bridge to Peck Road) to construct metal beam guardrail and concrete barrier at locations with high embankments, trees, and fixed objects.
- $950,000 allocation for the Pacific Surfliner-Sea Cliff Siding and Track Realignment project in Ventura County to complete preliminary design and environmental review on the rail subdivision approximately 17 miles south of Santa Barbara.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that have received allocations.
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