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Major infrastructure and transportation grants made for four projects

Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 19:01:55-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced a major infrastructure and transportation investment in California totaling $72.5 million in grant funding for four projects.

The grants are made through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Grants program and are used to support projects that better roads, rails, transit and port infrastructures.

The four projects include:

  • Better Market Street Phase I which will construct roadway improvements in downtown San Francisco.
  • North County Corridor Project which will construct a 3-mile segment of the State Route 108 North County Corridor.
  • Calexico East Port of Entry Bridge Expansion which will widen the Calexico East port of Entry bridge along the US-Mexico border to accommodate two additional northbound commercial truck lanes and two additional northbound passenger vehicle lanes.
  • State Route 46 Widening Segment 4B which will widen an approximately 5.3-mile segment of Route 46 from two to four lanes in each direction.