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Deferred Maintenance & Storm-Related Emergency Projects Highlight Need for Long-Term Transportation Funding

Caltrans News Flash #126

Date: April 4, 2017
District: Headquarters
Contact: Skip Allum
Phone: (209) 948-7176
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

STOCKTON - In this News Flash, Caltrans emphasizes the need for long-term transportation funding since deferred maintenance and winter storm-related emergencies have taken their toll on the state highway system.

The stress placed on the highways by extreme weather continues to underline the need for stable sources of transportation funding to maintain California's aging roads. California has about $6 billion in annual, unfunded maintenance needs. Just this winter, California experienced nearly $900 million in storm-related damages statewide.

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