State money for Orange County highway projects has increased from a low of $5 million in 1985-86 to $120 million in the 1987-88 fiscal year, state and county officials said Monday.
The figures represent the annual allocations approved by the California Transportation Commission for each fiscal year in the revolving, five-year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Although just $5 million was allocated in 1985-86, $40 million was included for the county in the 1983-84 STIP, $17 million in the 1984-85 STIP and $61 million in 1986-87.
So far, $96 million has been set aside for the county's projects in the 1988-89 STIP, and $165 million in the 1989-90 STIP. Figures for 1990-91 and 1991-92 show drastic funding drops because the state commission has not yet completed spending plans for those fiscal years.