California Department of Transportation
Date: May 24, 2012
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $1.7 BILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION
OAKLAND - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“The benefits these projects bring to California are a huge boon to the economy, and the investment in our transportation system will continue to serve motorists for generations to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Approximately $872 million of the funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $13 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable projects that received funding include:
- Santa Clara, Alameda, and Solano Counties – Three projects investing $35,648,000 to install Traffic Operations Systems and Ramp Metering Systems at various locations.
- Marin County - $29,664,000 to build a new interchange and frontage roads on U.S. Route 101 at the intersection of Redwood Landfill Road in Marin County.
- Sonoma County - $81,977,000 to build a new bridge on U.S. Route 101 over the Petaluma River, along with a new interchange, frontage roads, and ramp metering.
- Contra Costa and Alameda Counties – Two projects investing $39,887,000 that will install Adaptive Ramp Metering and Active Traffic Management systems along the I-80 corridor.
- Alameda County - $49,336,000 to build a new westbound HOV lane on Interstate 580 from Greenville Road to Isabel Avenue, and an additional $21,563,000 to construct auxiliary lanes from Isabel to North Livermore, and from North Livermore to First Street.
- Alameda County - $36,000,000 to construct an extension of the existing HOV lane on Interstate 880, from David Street to Hegenberger Road.
Yesterday’s allocations include $766 million in federal funds that will be applied to various local transportation programs statewide. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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