California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 23, 2012
District: 2 - Redding
Contact: Lori Mathiesen
Phone: (530) 229 - 0511

$745 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL DRIVE ECONOMIC
GROWTH AND UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

REDDING - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy.

“We’re providing much-needed jobs and putting people to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. The allocations include nearly $82 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

The remaining $663 million in allocations today came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

Siskiyou County

  • $253,000 allocated for a project in Siskiyou County on State Route 89 in McCloud at Broadway Avenue, to install flashing beacons, paved pedestrian crosswalks, improving safety for vehicles, and pedestrians.
  • $938,000 allocated for a project in Siskiyou County on State Route 96 near Happy Camp to stabilize the slope and remove slide material and debris damaged by heavy rainfall.
  • $568,000 allocated for a project in Siskiyou County on State Route 3 near Yreka at Juniper Drive to construct left turn lanes.
  • $568,000 allocated for a project in Siskiyou County on State Route 97 to install a two-way left turn lane, pavement overlay and improve drainage from south of Maple Avenue to north of First Avenue near Weed.

Trinity County

  • $970,000 allocated in Trinity County, in Hayfork on State Route 3 to extend the existing sidewalk, curb and gutter and add bike lanes.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.

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