California Department of Transportation
Date: August 6, 2013
District: 6 - Fresno
Contact: Jose Camarena
Phone: (559) 488-4067
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES $487 MILLION
FOR STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS
FRESNO – 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:
- An allocation of $319,000 toward a rock slope protection project on State Route 245 near Badger in Tulare County. This project will prevent further erosion of the embankment supporting the roadway.
- An allocation of $1,077,000 for safety enhancement projects in Kern, Fresno, and Tulare counties on multiple State routes at various locations. These projects will extend culverts to outside highway clear recovery zones and upgrade guardrail as a safety precaution to reduce the frequency and severity of traffic collisions.
For information about all projects that received allocations today please see the attached file.
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