California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: May 8, 2013
District: 8 – San Bernardino
Contact: Terri Kasinga
Phone: (909) 383-4646 (work) (951) 232-4268 (cell)

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES NEARLY $1 BILLION IN NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH

SAN BERNADINO – The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash today, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays, and repair aging roads and bridges.  

“The benefits these projects bring are a huge boon to our economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty, “This investment in our transportation system creates jobs and improves the quality of life for all Californians.”

The allocations include $476 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, nearly $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.

“This billion-dollar investment helps preserve California’s great infrastructure of the past and put thousands of Californian’s to work building something new,” said Brian Kelly, Acting Secretary of the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency. “These investments in preservation and innovation are absolutely critical to California’s economy: In 2010, traffic congestion caused 95 million hours of delay, wasting fuel and squandering productive, economic activity.”

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

  • City of Riverside/Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Construct a four
    lane grade separation for railroad lines at Riverside Avenue ($12.1 million – Prop 1B/TCIF
    funds).
  • San Bernardino County – This project will provide a multipurpose facility that will protect
    California’s transportation infrastructure and promote interstate commerce. It will construct a
    commercial vehicle facility on I-15 near Wheaton Springs (Joint Point of Entry (JPOE) at
    Nevada State Line). Eventually a facility will be constructed to house the new Agriculture
    Inspection Station once funding is approved ($36.8 million – Prop 1B/SHOPP funds).
  • City of Highland/San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) – In the City of
    Highland, on Greenspot Road between Santa Paula Street and the City Limits south of the
    Santa Margarita River. Construct new bridge across Santa Ana River, realign 0.45 mile of
    Greenspot Road with bike lanes and turn lanes, rehabilitate existing Greenspot Road and
    historical bridge for trail use ($1 million – Prop 1B/local funds).
  • City of Moreno Valley/Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Cactus
    Avenue third lane widening in the city of Moreno Valley, from Interstate 215 east bound off ramp
    to 1,000 feet east of Veterans Way ($560,000 – Prop 1B/local funds).
  • City of Montclair/San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) –
    Monte Vista Avenue widening in the city of Montclair, between 10900-11000 blocks along Monte
    Vista Avenue (Mission Boulevard to Howard Street). Widen from 3-lanes to 4-lanes and
    construct concrete asphalt pavement, new sewer laterals, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street lighting,
    traffic stripping and relocation of utilities ($180,000 – Prop 1B/local funds).
  • City of Palm Desert/Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) –
    I-10/Monterey Avenue interchange ramp modifications in the city of Palm Desert. Reconstruct I-
    10/Monterey Avenue interchange ($2.8 million – Prop 1B/local funds).
  • Caltrans District 8 – State Route 62 near Desert Hot Springs, from Route 10 to Indian Avenue
    - overlay 25.6 lane miles of pavement, widen 12 lane miles of inside shoulder, overlay bridge
    decks with polyester concrete, reconstruct metal beam guardrail, and make drainage
    improvements. Project will improve safety and ride quality ($15.3 million – SHOPP funds).
  • Caltrans District 8 – Interstate 40 in Needles, at Roadrunner Wash Bridges - seismic retrofit to
    maintain the structural integrity of two bridges by installing slab bridge seat extenders at the
    hinges on both eastbound and westbound structures ($418,000 – SHOPP funds).
  • Caltrans District 8 – State Route 95 in Needles from Safari Drive to I-40 - construct sidewalks,
    curbs, ramps and retaining walls to comply with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
    ($477,000 – SHOPP funds).

For information about all projects that received allocations today please see the attached file.

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