California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 23, 2012
District: 1 - Eureka
Contact: Phil Frisbie, Jr.
Phone: (707) 441-4678

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

EUREKA - 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:

  • Humboldt County - $11.5 million to construct retaining walls and improve drainage on Route 299 near Blue Lake.
  • Humboldt County - $3.6 million to install metal beam guardrail at various locations along a 43 mile segment of Route 299.
  • Mendocino County - $4.1 million to replace a culvert with a bridge to improve fish passage at Dunn Creek on Route 1.

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

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