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State Panel Recommends $218 million For OCTA

Prop. 1B money will go toward grade separation projects and Riverside Freeway

ORANGE – Orange County is in line to receive $218 million from the state to help offset the impacts of goods moving from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles through the region.

The funding recommendation was released Monday by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), which is allocating $3 billion to agencies statewide through the Transportation Corridor Improvement Fund.

The CTC will discuss the funding at its meeting Wednesday and is expected make a final decision in April on allocating the Prop 1B bond money, approved by voters in 2006.

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) requested the money for seven grade separation and two freeway projects. Eight of those nine projects are being recommended for funding.

“These recommendations are great news for the residents of Orange County who have been feeling the impacts of increased rail and truck traffic from the ports,” said OCTA Vice Chairman Peter Buffa. “We look forward to receiving final approval on the funding so construction on these projects can get under way as soon as possible.”

OCTA will provide $263 million in matching funds, bringing to $481 million the total for the projects that are set to begin construction in the next two to five years.

Recommended for funding:
Orange County TCIF Project Nominations
TCIF Request
Local Match
SR-91WB Lane Addition (From I-5 to SR-57)
State College Blvd (Fullerton)
Placentia Avenue Undercrossing (Placentia & Fullerton)
Orangethorpe Avenue Overcrossing (Placentia & Anaheim)
Kraemer Blvd. Undercrossing (Placentia)
Raymond Avenue (Fullerton)
Lakeview Avenue Overcrossing (Placentia & Anaheim)
Tustin Avenue/Rose Dr Overcrossing (Placentia & Anaheim)

The complete CTC recommendations for the statewide TCIF program can be found at

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