California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 22, 2012
District: 3
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: 530-741-5474

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

MARYSVILLE - 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:

  • Placer County - $245,000 was awarded to the City of Rocklin for landscaping improvements by planting additional trees near Sierra College Boulevard and Interstate 80 to increase the visual impact at this interchange.
  • Butte County - $7.92 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to rehabilitate 18.8 lane miles of State Highway 70 near Oroville from Palermo Drive to the Garden Drive Overcrossing to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.
  • Nevada County - $5.8 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to rehabilitate 20.8 lane miles of State Highway 20 near Grass Valley and Nevada City from Route 20/49 to Junction 49 at Uren Street to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.
  • Nevada County - $3.9 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) to rehabilitate 12 lane miles of State Highway 20 near Grass Valley and Nevada City from Indian Springs Road to the Junction of Route 49 to improve ride quality, prevent further deterioration of road surface, minimize the costly roadway repairs and extend the pavement life.

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

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