California Department of Transportation
Date: August 6, 2013
District: Los Angeles/Ventura
Contact: Judy Gish
Phone: (213) 897-3487
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES $487 MILLION
FOR STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS
LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California.
“The California Transportation Commission is taking action to improve transportation, safety, and mobility from Del Norte to San Diego County,” said California Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. “These construction projects put people to work and improve the quality of life for millions of Californians.”
California is investing in transportation infrastructure to support regional job growth and improve the state’s mobility for years to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $169 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, more than $16 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide. The remaining $318 million in allocations today came from various state and federal transportation accounts.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- $8 million to construct 10 miles of carpool lane on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) from the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) to the Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101);
- $10.3 million for construction on I-10 between I-605 and the Orange Freeway(SR-57);
- $19.8 million to widen the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) corridor from the Orange County Line to the I-5/I-605 junction, adding carpool and mixed-flow lanes from Artesia Avenue to Florence Avenue to reduce congestion.
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