The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects intended to reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges and make driving safer.
Merced County got $400,000 to construct 1,000 feet of Parsons Avenue along Ada Givens School and Park. Mariposa County got $25,000 to rehabilitate about 2.22 lane miles of the Mount Bullion Cutoff.
Last week's bond sale allowed projects that were delayed or at risk of delay due to lack of funding to move forward to construction, the agency said in a news release. In addition, the bond proceeds will also fund more than 300 ongoing projects through June 2012. The ongoing and newly allocated projects leverage around $11 billion in non-state funds.
The CTC funding includes $695 million from Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds.