CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES BILLION-DOLLAR INFUSION OF FUNDING TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND PROMOTE JOBS ( PRESS RELEASE)
Bishop – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide.
“We’re building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades to come and boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
$6,355,000 has been allocated for pavement rehabilitation near Lone Pine, between 0.7 mile south of Cottonwood Road and 0.4 mile south of Lubken Canyon road. The project consists of removing and replacing a 4-inch layer of existing pavement and placing hot mix asphalt overlay in order to improve ride quality and reduce maintenance costs along 17.4 lane miles.
$2,443,000 has been allocated for pavement rehabilitation near Lee Vining, between 0.4 mile north to 1.6 miles north of Virginia Lakes Road. The project consists of repairing areas of asphalt with a cold-recycle-in-place and overlay to improve ride quality and reduce future maintenance costs along 6.0 lane miles.
$90,000 to ESTA for the purpose of purchasing a gas engine ADA accessible replacement bus.