California Department of Transportation
January 20, 2011
District 8, San Bernardino, CA
Contact: Irene Coyazo
$1 BILLION ALLOCATED TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
AND EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY
Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
"From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving mobility for people and businesses in California," said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.
Since its passage, $6.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated by Caltrans and the CTC. Highlights of today's funding allocations include:
- Murietta, Riverside County - $39,200,000 to construct a third lane in each
direction from the 15/215 interchange to Scott Road. The purpose of this project
is to reduce congestion and improve safety.
- Riverside & Moreno Valley, Riverside County - $13, 833,000 to close a gap in carpool lanes on Interstate 215 from north of Eucalyptus Avenue to south of the Box Springs Road interchange and on State Route 60 from the 60/215 junction to west of the Day Street undercrossing. This project will allow commuters to travel all the way from Moreno Valley to Los Angeles along continuous carpool lanes.
- San Bernardino County – $2,000,000 to interconnect and synchronize approximately 500 traffic signals using primarily wireless methods.
- Riverside, Riverside County - $1,000,000 to add an auxiliary lane on eastbound State Route 91 from La Sierra Avenue to Tyler Street. The auxiliary lanes is expected to improve safety and reduce backups on the 91 during commute hours
- San Bernardino & Riverside Counties - $22.2 million to install rail collision avoidance technology along the Metrolink system in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
For information about all projects that received allocations please visit:
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