CTC Allocates $253M in New Funding to Boost Economic Growth and Improve Transportation

Stockton – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $253
million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s
transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.

“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 people and businesses in California,” said Acting Caltrans
Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include $206 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation
bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in
Proposition 1B funds have been allocated statewide.

The remaining $47 million in allocations came from assorted transportation
accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

Merced County: $103 million – widening of State Route 99 in Merced County
from four to six lanes. Project will also construct an interchange at
Plainsburg Road.

Tuolumne County: $329,000 – upgrades to the intersection of State Route
108 and Twain Harte/Tuolumne Road.

Stanislaus County: $796,000 – landscaping in the City of Turlock on Golden
State Boulevard from Monte Vista Avenue to Christoffersen Parkway.

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