Approximately $600 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $13.8 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
“Proposition 1B continues to fund key transportation projects, which translates into a strengthened economy,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Investing in our infrastructure will improve mobility and create a better future for Californians.”
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
An allocation of more than $46,000,000 for the widening of 4-miles of State Route 99 to 6-lanes in Tulare County.
An allocation of more than $31,000,000 in Kern County for the widening of 5-miles of State Route 99 to 8-lanes in Bakersfield.
$197,000 for Kern Council of Governments (KernCOG.org) for State Transportation Improvement Program Planning, Programming and Monitoring
$22,000 Taft Asher Avenue Pedestrian Improvements. In Taft, on Asher Avenue, from 4th Street to Taft Rails to Trails. Pedestrian Improvements. improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility on Asher Avenue and connect the residents of south Taft to the Rails to Trails project.
Please see the file below for more information about all the projects that received allocations.