$306 Million Approved To Upgrade Transportation

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–– 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:

San Bernardino Associated Governments (Sanbag)/Caltrans – I-15 Widening and Devore Interchange Project ($53.7 million).

Caltrans – I-10 at Wiley Wells State Roadside Rest Area (Riverside County) upgrades and repairs ($783,000).

Caltrans – I-15 at D Street in Victorville, replace damaged overhead sign structure ($176,000).

Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) – Perris Valley Line (Commuter Rail Extension) construct a 24-mile extension of the Metrolink commuter rail system east to Moreno Valley and south to Perris Valley (($52.9 million).

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