Caltrans completes Highway 20 project
The California Department of Transportation announced Friday the completion of the $7.1 million project at the Highway 20 and Interstate 5 junction in Williams.
The project was financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
"We are working around the clock with the federal government to ensure Recovery Act funding flows into California quickly, effectively and responsibly," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "This funding will improve our transportation infrastructure for generations to come while creating jobs and helping drive California down the road to economic recovery."
The project reconstructed and stabilized approximately two miles of embankment slopes at the junction of SR-20 and Interstate 5.
In addition, a mile-long safety guardrail was installed, and the highway was resurfaced to give motorists a smoother, safer ride.
"Public safety has always been a top priority for Caltrans, and this project clearly demonstrates we are delivering on our commitment to provide safe highways for Californians," Caltrans Director Cindy McKim said in a statement.
California has obligated nearly $2.6 billion in Recovery Act funding to 991 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide, the state reported.