The California Transportation Commission (CTC) in the US has allocated $85m for 53 transportation projects statewide.

The projects will be funded with $5m from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and $80m from state and federal grants.

The major projects include $33.2m resurfacing of 67 freeway ramps and 13 miles of Highway 101 in San Jose and $2.4m construction of a bike path crossing above Highway 101 in Belmont.

Other projects include $5m work to replace an old median safety barrier on Highway 99 in Ripon with a new concrete barrier, $1.8m for graffiti blight on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles and Commerce and $1.2m for a new bridge on the Lake Siskiyou Trail among others.

The state is using nearly $1.8bn in recovery money for its 478 highway and local street projects, the highest among all US states.