CTC Allocates $900 Million in New Transportation Funding

Marysville – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide.

“Proposition 1B continues to provide the vital funding we need for transportation projects that relieve traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for all Californians,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy at a time when we need it the most.”

Approximately $800 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:

Sacramento County – $25.9 million for a Sacramento County and Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) project to improve the interchange at Watt Avenue and U.S. Highway 50. The interchange modifications include widening of Watt Avenue and adding bicycle, pedestrian and public transit facilities.
Yolo County – $1.5 million for a University of California, Davis, and SACOG project to construct landscaping, pedestrian enhancements and bike parking along Hutchinson Drive between California Avenue and A Street.

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