SAN DIEGO â€“ The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth.
â€œFrom one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving roads, bridges, and transit for people and businesses in California,â€ said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $114 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, $14.7 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $192 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were $1.7 million for landscape and irrigation on Interstate 8 from Second Street-Greenfield Drive in El Cajon and $4.1 million for 19 miles of pavement improvement on State Route 98 from west of West Main Canal Bridge to Kloke Road in Imperial County.