McKinleyville gets new sidewalks/bike lanes with Caltrans money

Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $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 ($22 million) came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Among the projects that received funding in Humboldt County is $20,000 for the construction of sidewalks and bike lanes on School Road between Fisher Road and Salmon Avenue in McKinleyville.