”We’re providing much-needed jobs and putting people to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include nearly $82 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $663 million in allocations today came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
o Humboldt County - $11.5 million to construct retaining walls and improve drainage on Route 299 near Blue Lake.
o Humboldt County - $3.6 million to install metal beam guardrail at various locations along a 43-mile segment of Route 299.
o Mendocino County - $4.1 million to replace a culvert with a bridge to improve fish passage at Dunn Creek on Route 1.