Caltrans trumpets Hwy 99 work made possible with new gas, vehicle tax
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Caltrans hosted a news conference Thursday to highlight local work that will be made possible because of the influx of funding from Senate Bill 1.
The bill, signed into law in April 2017, injects $54 billion into a decade-long effort to fix roads, freeways and bridges.
The work is funded by increases in California's gas and vehicle taxes.
Thursday, officials gathered in Bakersfield to highlight one of the SB 1 projects: Caltrans will begin work in June on a $3.4 million job to repair and resurface Highway 99 from County Line Road in Delano to Sherwood Avenue in McFarland.