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California Department of Transportation
Date: June 28, 2012
District: 12 – Orange County
Contact: Gloria Roberts
Phone: (949) 724-2695
NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FUNDING ALLOCATED
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND STATE’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
IRVINE - Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide.
Approximately $600 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 $13.8 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to fund key transportation projects, which translates into a strengthened economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure will improve mobility and create a better future for Californians.”
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
- $2.3 million to Widen Ramp for Deceleration Lane in the City of Irvine at the Northbound I-405 off-ramp to Culver Drive
- $34.4 million for the Tustin Avenue/Rose Drive at the BNSF Railroad Grade Separation in the Cities of Anaheim and Placentia
- $2.25 million for San Clemente Beach Trail Crossing Safety Enhancements within the city of San Clemente
Please see the attached file for more information about all the projects that received allocations.
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