The Thomas Roads Improvement Program began in 2005 with $630 million secured by then-Congressman Bill Thomas, R-Bakers eld. For years, the city has used that sum — together with local and state contributions — to fund several large projects, including the widening of the Rosedale Highway, Highway 178 and Highway 58.
Moving forward, the state will award money from SB 1 using a system that prioritizes cities and counties with “shov- el-ready” projects. FULL STORY