(Victor Valley)–On Thursday, December 6th, the CTC allocated $53,743,000 of Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA) savings to the I-15 /I-215 Devore Junction Improvement Project. This replaces a like amount of previously allocated resources from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), which is severely underfunded every year, and ensures that as a state we maximize the CMIA funds that are available for allocation until the statutory program deadline of 12/31/2012.
This action was the result of a resolution passed by the CTC in June that specified all CMIA savings realized after June 30, 2012 would be allocated to SHOPP projects. The Devore Junction Project and the Gerald Desmond Bridge Project in LA County were designated as the SHOPP projects that would receive the savings. The CTC allocated $153,657,000 of CMIA savings to replace SHOPP funds on Gerald Desmond Bridge in October.