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District 4 - Oakland
Bernard Walik (Santa Clara County)
Gidget Navarro (San Mateo County)
June 10, 2010
ECONOMIC STIMULUS DELIVERS $10.7 MILLION FOR PROJECTS TO REDUCE CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 280 IN SAN JOSE AND DALY CITY
Oakland – Caltrans today announced that work has begun on three ramp metering and ramp widening projects that will help ease traffic congestion on Interstate 280 (I-280) in San Jose and Daly City. The projects, totaling $10.7 million, are financed entirely by President Obama’s Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).
“My administration is working hand-in-hand with President Obama’s team to ensure stimulus dollars are pumped into California quickly and responsibly to stimulate the economy and in this instance—invest in the future of California’s transportation infrastructure,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Thirteen on-ramps between Eleventh and Bascom Avenue on I-280 in San Jose will be upgraded with traffic meters and five will have lanes widened. Six on-ramps between John Daly Boulevard and Avalon Boulevard on I-280 in Daly City will be upgraded with traffic meters. In addition, two connector ramps on northbound State Route 1 and westbound State Route 380 will have traffic monitoring stations installed. All three projects will be completed by July 2011.
“We are happy to put our people to work on these projects, which have helped create and preserve over 40 jobs,” said Kelly Kolander, President and CEO of O.C. Jones & Sons, the contractor for the projects. “These projects will improve safety and mobility and help relieve traffic congestion along I-280.”
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California leads the nation with $2.52 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 930 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act visit: http://recovery.ca.gov/