California Department of Transportation
Date: May 24, 2012
District: 10 - Stockton
Contact: Angela DaPrato
Phone: (209) 948-7977
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $1.7 BILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION
STOCKTON - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“The benefits these projects bring to California are a huge boon to the economy, and the investment in our transportation system will continue to serve motorists for generations to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Approximately $872 million of the funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $13 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable projects that received funding include:
- San Joaquin County: $7,200,000 – deepen the ship channel between the San Francisco Bay to the Port of Stockton.
- San Joaquin County: $900,000 – provide major landscaping, median pavers, integrated artwork, crosswalk paving, curb, gutter, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps on Airport Way, from Tenth Street to Twelfth Street.
- San Joaquin County: $709,000 – on northbound State Route 99, from north of the Mokelumne River to the Woodbridge Road Overcrossing, widen shoulders and increase cross slope of northbound travel lanes.
Yesterday’s allocations include $766 million in federal funds that will be applied to various local transportation programs statewide. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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