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California Transportation Commission approves $593 million in funding

News | July 12, 2017 | By:

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved nearly $593 million for 124 transportation projects aimed at alleviating traffic delays, repairing aging roads and bridges, and encouraging bicycling and walking. The funding is part of a larger push to rebuild and maintain the Golden State’s infrastructure.

“These projects will help us maintain and modernize California’s transportation system,” said Malcom Dougherty, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) director. “Each of these projects is an opportunity to improve safety, goods movement, and access and mobility for all travelers in California.”

The newly allocated funding includes $391.7 million for maintenance, pavement repair and rehabilitation, safety improvements and upgrades to bridges on state highways throughout California.

Allocations also include:

  • $75 million for projects that will relieve congestion, connect transportation systems and provide for better goods movement
  • $42.7 million for 53 biking and pedestrian projects
  • $28 million for 22 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system

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