California Department of Transportation
Date: May 24, 2012
District: 02 – Redding
Contact: Lori Mathiesen
Phone: (530) 229-0511
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $1.7 BILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION
REDDING - 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:
$11.5 million allocated for the Twin Gulches Curve Improvement Project. West of Redding on State Route 299, the work will include improvement to curve alignment, improving two hairpin turns on Buckhorn Grade.
$8.2 million allocated for the Shasta River Bridges Project on Interstate 5 near Yreka, which will replace bridge decks and upgrade structures to maintain structural integrity, and meet current seismic strengthening standards.
$3.8 million allocated for the Mill Creek Bridge Replacement on State Route 99 near Los Molinos. Due to channel degradation and history of footing exposure, the bridge was determined to be scour critical.
Today'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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