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Lack Of Funding Delays Angels Camp Bypass Project

San Andreas, CA — A lack of state funding will delay the construction of a Highway 4 bypass at Angels Camp for two more years.

Officials say construction on the project was to begin in 2007, but now it is being put off until 2009.

A Calaveras Council of Governments report indicates that the bypass is being delayed because CalTrans won´t be able to put up its share of the funding, which equals about $23 million. The total cost of the project is anticipated to be about $29 million.

CCOG officials along with the transportation department are reportedly trying to come up with a way to expedite the money so construction can begin on schedule.

The road which will divert traffic to the north and east of town is expected to take two to three years to complete.

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