On March 29, the California Transportation Commission allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery.
Among the projects that received funding was a $343,800 award for a College connector Path in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. The project is to build a 0.25 mile long recreational multi-use paved path that will provide year round recreational and commuting access. As part of the larger Town Loop, users will have the ability to commute to open space parks, playgrounds, backcountry wilderness areas, educational facilities, commercial locations including shipping facilities and other connections.
“We are focused on reducing traffic congestion, increasing safety, and improving goods movement to boost California’s economy,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty of the projects in general.
The awarded funding includes $214 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $11 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $57 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars. –Press Release