The California Transportation Commission (CTC) in the US has allocated $878m to 114 transportation projects in order to support job growth, ease traffic congestion, and repair aging roads and bridges in the state.

Of the total funds allocated, $476m will come from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, close to $15.5bn in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide.

Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty said that the benefits these projects give are a major boost to the state’s economy.

"This investment in our transportation system creates jobs and improves the quality of life for all Californians," Dougherty added.

In Marysville, a total of $44.76m has been allocated for transportation improvements in City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, El Dorado County, Colusa County and Butte County.

"In total, close to $15.5bn in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide."

CTC allocated $997,000 in Fresno for erosion control along State Route 178 in Kern County, and a traffic safety improvement project in the City of Fresno.

In San Luis Obispo, a total of $2.81m has been allocated to Santa Cruz County Regional Transit Commission and Santa Barbara County Association of Governments for various transportation improvement projects.

Funds of $48.3m have been approved in Stockton for the development of transportation in San Joaquin County, Merced County and San Joaquin County.

In San Bernadino, the commission has allocated $69.63m for City of Riverside / Riverside County Transportation Commission, San Bernardino County, City of Highland / San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), City of Moreno Valley / Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and Caltrans District 8.

Transportation and Housing Agency acting secretary Brian Kelly said: "These investments in preservation and innovation are absolutely critical to California’s economy. In 2010, traffic congestion caused 95 million hours of delay, wasting fuel and squandering productive, economic activity."