California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 7, 2013
District: 2 - Redding
Contact: Trisha Coder
Phone: (530) 229-0511

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES $487 MILLION
FOR STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

REDDING – 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:

  • Shasta County: $27 million to rehabilitate a ten mile section of the roadway on State Route 299 from east of Intermountain Road to west of Backbone Ridge Road. The Bella Diddy Project will improve ride quality, preventing further deterioration of the road surface, minimizing costly roadway repairs, and extending the pavement life.  In addition to the pavement rehab, the project will widen the roadway adding an 8-foot shoulder, rehabilitate culverts and the Salt Creek and Lim Creek Bridges.  The project is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) and will begin construction during the 2014 season. It’s expected to be completed in 2015. 
  • More than $4.6 million dollars was allocated to the cities of Portola, Mount Shasta, Tulelake, Weed, Yreka and the town of Fort Jones for various construction and rehabilitation projects.

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

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