Contra Costa transportation projects receive lion’s share of federal infrastructure funding

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation, February 3, 2023

“According to a joint statement from U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, the money will support 50 initiatives across the state to improve roadway safety.

“The San Francisco Bay Trail Gap Closure-Martinez Intermodal Station to Crockett

“Richmond Street Complete Streets Improvements

“Antioch’s L Street Pathway to Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

“This project includes improvements on L Street between Ninth Street and Sycamore Drive, including new sidewalks under the railroad tracks and along the fairgrounds.

“Antioch Bicycle Garden

“This will build a one-of-a-kind facility for teaching bicycle and pedestrian safety education to encourage the use of pollution-free transportation.

“Moraga Road and Canyon Road Complete Streets Improvements

“[Improvements including] new sidewalks, replacement/repair [of] nonconforming sidewalks, and installation of various other amenities … will be made along Moraga Road between St Mary’s Road and Moraga Way; and Canyon Road between Moraga Way and Sanders Drive.

“[Other SS4A grants towards the Bay Area include] $17.61 million to San Francisco to make safety improvements in the Western Addition neighborhood, $15 million to the Alameda County Transportation Commission to address safety concerns along the 14-mile San Pablo Avenue corridor.”

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