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California Transportation Commissions Pays $510M for Projects, Including 2 in SD County

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The California Transportation Commission has doled out $510 million to pay for 83 projects statewide to improve highways, bridges and public transportation, including two in San Diego County.

According to the CTC, more than $16 million is earmarked for rehabilitating the pavement on state Route 67 between Interstate 8 and the San Diego River crossing, which is just north of Mapleview Street in Lakeside.

Near the international border, the pavement of state Route 905 will be reconditioned to extend its life and ride quality, from just west of Caliente Avenue to the state Route 125 interchange. The CTC provided $4.65 million toward the project.

"To get the most bang for the buck for taxpayers, Caltrans targets dollars where they are most effective -- pavement preservation," Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. "Every $1 spent on preventive pavement maintenance saves Californians $11 that would have been spent on expensive pavement repairs."

The budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins Tuesday, sets aside $2.4 billion for the state Highway Operation and Protection Program.

—City News Service

glenn bernard June 28, 2014 at 08:26 PM
Okay, fine. When will most of the vehicles be driverless, and therefore breezing down the freeway at 85 MPH with nobody paying attention…..and just 3 feet behind the vehicle in front? (and maybe with no need for anybody to buy car insurance)
James Dodd June 29, 2014 at 02:12 PM
CTC did not pay for these projects, they only applied our tax dollars to them…jim dodd
glenn bernard June 30, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Jim, let me get this straight……you are informing us that Tax Dollars are used for highway improvements, etc…is this correct?

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