$306 Million approved to upgrade transportation


SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth.
“From 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,” 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.