California Department of Transportation
Date: May 24, 2012
Contact: Jose Camarena
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $1.7 BILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION
FRESNO - 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:
- An allocation of $7,156,000 to the City of Tulare for the Bardsley Avenue Grade Separation project to construct a grade-separated underpass at Bardsley Avenue and I Street. This project will increase safety for pedestrians and vehicles, improve emergency response time, air quality, regional circulation and public convenience.
- An allocation of $800,000 to the city of Arvin for the Bear Mountain Boulevard Streetscape Project from Comanche Road to Derby Street to install new landscaped medians and ADA compliant sidewalk and ramps resulting in 1/4 mile of increased aesthetics and ADA pedestrian access.
- An allocation of $775,000 to Kern County for the Kernville Walkable Communities Pedestrian Improvements project in Kernville, which completes Kernville Road and provides necessary multi-modal transportation opportunities for the residents and visitors of Kernville.
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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