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CTC Allocates $561 Million to Upgrade State and Local Infrastructure

Matt Ball on June 30, 2015 - in Financial

OAKLAND, June 30, 2015—The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. Of this, 32 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive nearly $8.5 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.

“At Caltrans, we are working to not only preserve our investments in the state highway system, but are also investing in projects that expand the availability bike and pedestrian access throughout the state,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Allocations like those made today help us to ensure the state’s transportation system will support and benefit Californians for decades to come.”

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

  • Alameda County:  $4,453,000 to grind and overlay Ashby Avenue (State Route 13) with rubberized asphalt, between the Ashby Avenue exit on Interstate 580 and the Ashby Avenue/State Route 24 interchange in Oakland.
  • Santa Clara County:  $3,059,000 to rehabilitate the on ramp pavement and the curb ramps on Interstate 280 between Stevens Creek Boulevard and Foothill Expressway.

Active transportation projects funded include:

  • San Mateo: $405,000 to the City of San Mateo to develop and implement a Safe Routes to School Program within a 0.1 to 0.5 mile radius around each of the city’s 15 elementary and middle schools. The scope of work includes design and construction of pedestrian infrastructure improvements, including crosswalks, pedestrian paths, median refuge islands and increased signage.

The newly allocated funding also includes $441.5 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 49 projects that will maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and its supporting infrastructure. These capital improvements consist of projects covering maintenance, pavement repair and rehabilitation, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges throughout the state.

The remaining $110.9 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations.

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