The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in the US said it will use $2.54bn of its stimulus funds from President Obama’s Recovery Act to partly fund 907 transportation projects across the state.

The stimulus money, the highest for any state in the US, was fully obligated on 18 February 2010.

California’s economy, with additional support from other sources, now has a total of $3.8bn funds for highways and local streets, according to Caltrans.

The state has already awarded contracts worth $2.5bn for 516 of its projects.

Another $456m in federal stimulus funds are expected to be awarded to 103 projects by April 2010.

In addition to $2.54bn California will receive $1bn for transit projects.

The state was awarded more than $2.3bn for its high-speed intercity rail in January and an additional $130m in new funding for four highway, local street, rail and port projects across the state.