California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Today's Date: September 27, 2012
District: District 6 - Fresno
Contact: Jose Camarena
Phone: (559) 488-4067

California Transportation Commission allocates $236 million to drive state’s economic growth and improve transportation

$21 million in unspent federal funding also approved for alternate projects

FRESNO -The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $236 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economy.

“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include $81 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

The remaining $155 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

  • An allocation of more than $2,049,000 to rehabilitate pavement on State Route 168 in Fresno County, in and near Prather, from north of Oak Creek Road to north of S & E Road.
  • An allocation of more than $3,713,000 to conduct seismic retrofit of various bridges throughout Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare Counties to preserve roadway safety and structural integrity during possible future seismic events.

The CTC today also redistributed $21 million in federal funding to 22 alternate projects chosen by transportation agencies statewide. The funding comes from $43 million that was originally allocated to other transportation projects but was not spent. The outstanding $22 million in unspent funding will remain with the original projects and must be authorized by December 31.

Please see the attached file for more information about the alternate projects that received redistributed funds and the projects that received allocations today.

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