BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission today assigned $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges.
“We are putting transportation dollars to work supporting jobs and making improvements that will benefit Californians now and for decades to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $42 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, approximately $14.7 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining allocations of $22 million came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were:
· An allocation of more than $11 million towards the construction of phase 2 of the Kings Canyon Expressway Project on State Route 180. This project will construct 2.7 miles of new 4-lane expressway near Centerville, from Quality Avenue to Smith Road.
· An allocation of $567,000 to the City of Madera for the 4th Street Rehabilitation Project. This reconstruction/resurfacing project will improve safety and extend the service life of the pavement from Pine Street to east of K Street.
· An allocation of $799,000 to the City of Clovis for the Herndon Avenue Widening Project between Clovis and Fowler Avenues.
· An allocation of $3.6 million to the City of Fresno for the Peach Avenue Widening Project, from 2 to 4-lanes, between Kings Canyon Road and Belmont Avenue.