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SD to get $2.5M from Caltrans for two projects

San Diego will receive more than $2.5 million for two projects out of $334 million for 53 projects across the state in new funding from the California Department of Transportation.

The first project will get $1.78 million to repair slope erosion on Interstate 805 at the San Ysidro underpass to Beyer Boulevard and from Del Sol Boulevard to Palm Avenue.

And $800,000 will go to the second project to move utilities for the future construction of northbound connectors from state Route 905 and the future state Route 11 to state Route 125.

Of the total $334 million, $165 million will repair pavement, keep roads in good condition from worsening, and make bridges safer and stronger.

Some 84 percent, or 42,000 lane miles, of California highways are in good condition; Caltrans’ goal is to reach 90 percent by 2023.

In 2013, Caltrans repaired 76,808 potholes on the state’s 50,000 highway lane miles. This was down nearly 100,000 potholes from 2012 due to Caltrans’ repaving efforts.

The allocations included $64 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. More than $17 billion have been put to work statewide; the remaining funds came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.

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