Caltrans will spend close to $9 million here

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES BILLION-DOLLAR INFUSION OF FUNDING TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND PROMOTE JOBS  ( PRESS RELEASE)

No cones for the common man.

Bishop – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide.

“We’re building transportation improvements that will benefit the state for decades to come and boost job growth in every region of California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. In total, more than $15.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

$6,355,000 has been allocated for pavement rehabilitation near Lone Pine, between 0.7 mile south of Cottonwood Road and 0.4 mile south of Lubken Canyon road.  The project consists of removing and replacing a 4-inch layer of existing pavement and placing hot mix asphalt overlay in order to improve ride quality and reduce maintenance costs along 17.4 lane miles.

$2,443,000 has been allocated for pavement rehabilitation near Lee Vining, between 0.4 mile north to 1.6 miles north of Virginia Lakes Road.  The project consists of repairing areas of asphalt with a cold-recycle-in-place and overlay to improve ride quality and reduce future maintenance costs along 6.0 lane miles.

$90,000 to ESTA for the purpose of purchasing a gas engine ADA accessible replacement bus.

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sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
9 years ago

deer crossings would require deer fencing which encourages the deer to cross at the built in crossings. Caltrans attempted to do a deer fence and undercrossing project along 395 south of Walker Canyon. Fish and Game stopped the project. That was after a five year environmental process to environmentally clear… Read more »

Charlene
Charlene
9 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

Plus ther should be larger tunnels under canals, creeks, rivers, so animals can move upstream without having to cross the highway. These animals cannot move faster than a moving car at 60 miles per hour. Example: Big Pine Canel crossing, near the “track” housing.

Chris K
Chris K
9 years ago

While I appreciate the high quality roads that we have here in the eastside, the notion that they need to be ‘rehabilitated’ is laughable. Highway 395 is always being repaired, even when it has nothing wrong with it. When you consider the rest of the state is broke, school districts… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
9 years ago
Reply to  Chris K

Much of the money spent comes from Federal and state gas tax revenues and legally may not be spent anywhere else but highways and public transportation. This was done to prevent legislators from raiding gas tax funds for other pet projects not related to transportation. Local projects receive some funding… Read more »

MJA
MJA
9 years ago

What is needed is deer crossings such as tunnels or bridges along the Mammoth airport stretch were there are deer killed by automobiles everyday. How could we implement that, does anyone know? =

Sick of Mono County
Sick of Mono County
9 years ago

Gee more road construction delays! Hope Caltrans does a better job planning these projects than they did on the High Point re-alignment project!

Love Mono County
Love Mono County
9 years ago

Mono County is where the growth is.
It’s where the money is.
It’s where the pristine beauty is.
It’s where the water is.
It’s where the liberal people live.
It’s where the art and culture is.
Mono County is THE place.
If you can afford it.