Recovery Blog

Traffic Eased in Fresno California with New Stretch of Expressway

Posted in Recovery Projects/Awards, State News by on November 21, 2011

Kings Canyon ExpresswayThe California Department of Transportation recently announced completion of a new six-mile stretch of expressway for the southeast area of Fresno.

The $68 million project, paid for in part with $18 million of Recovery funds, added a four-lane section of highway to Kings Canyon Expressway, also known as State Route 180 East – a heavily congested traffic artery connecting different parts of Fresno County.

“The route serves as the primary agricultural goods movement corridor in eastern Fresno County and is of growing importance for commute travel from the surrounding rural areas and neighboring communities to the Fresno metropolitan area,” says California DOT.

The new expressway “will significantly reduce traffic congestion,” the agency adds.

Recovery funded transportation activity in California

Photo of the Week – Route 608 Bridge Work

Posted in Photo of the Week by on July 19, 2011
Route 608 Bridge Work

Photo submitted to the Flickr Group by VaDOT

Tying rebar for the railings of the Route 608 bridge over Potomac Creek in Stafford County – an ARRA funded project. (Photo by D. Allen Covey, VDOT)

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Flickr Group.

Project Spotlight – Nevada Public Transportation Improvements

Posted in Recipient reporting, Recovery Projects/Awards by on July 5, 2011

Recipient: Nevada Department of Transportation

Award Amount: $7,350,247
These Recovery funds will be used to:

  • Purchase 42 new buses to replace buses that have      exceeded their useful life.
  • Construct a transit fueling and storage facility, as well as      22 new bus shelters
  • Construct a fiber optic communications system
  • Purchase fareboxes and automatic vehicle locators
  • Provide operating funds to run transit services

Project Status: More than 50% completed

To learn more about the project, check out the Project Summary or  enter your zip code to find Recovery projects near you.


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