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Bakersfield gets $225,000 from state for traffic signal project

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The city is receiving $225,000 for the Hageman Road Signal Installation & Synchronization project.

The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday that the California Transportation Commission is releasing $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects. The allocations include nearly $541 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond.

Included in the new allocations is the Bakersfield project, which is designed to "improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion to better coordinate/manage current and future traffic volumes," according to the DOT.

The project involves Hageman Road and Old Farm Road, and Hageman Road and Jewetta Avenue.

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