The California Transportation Commission has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding, including $41.5 million for a long-awaited, long-term road rehabilitation project planned for Yuba County.
Drainage and electrical work is expected to begin in the spring with primary road construction to start a year later.
Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, is the source for much of the funding, which has been allotted for the repaving of 17 lane miles of Highway 70.
"It's great news for us," said Mark Dinger, spokesman for Caltrans District 3 of the funding. "This keeps the ball rolling."
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