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SB 1 funds coming to Mendo

In the wake of the California Legislature’s passage of its massive transportation funding bill, CalTrans has decided to immediately expedite some of the money to 13 projects statewide.

One of those projects will be here in Mendocino County, as the agency plans to pave four miles of State Route 162 near Covelo.

According to Caltrans District One representative Phil Frisbie, the $3 million project — which will span from mile markers 25 to 29 — is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

"The pavement is deteriorating and we had already identified it  as a section that was in need of paving," Frisbie said. "Now with the anticipation of the SB1 funds, we were able to bump that up."