California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: January 30, 2014
District:  District 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
                Jody Jones, District Director
Contact: Rochelle Jenkins -  email: rochelle.jenkins@dot.ca.gov
Phone:
 (530) 634-7640 office, (530) 701-5209 cell

$138 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy.

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

The allocations include approximately $25 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. To date, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.

The remaining $113 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

 Highlights of the funding allocations include:

  • $13.7 million will provide improvements to the drainage facilities on State Route 89 between US Highway 50 and Cascade Road in South Lake Tahoe.  This project will replace drainage systems, install sand traps and replace an existing arch culvert with a box culvert.
  • $27,000 was allocated to the Sierra County Transportation Commission.  This will provide for planning, programming and monitoring of roadways in Sierra County.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations

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