Senator Boxer: New Infrastructure and Jobs for the Bay Area
Friday, February 26, 2010
I am pleased to let you know about the announcement of a major federal investment in a much-needed project for San Francisco. The Doyle Drive replacement project will improve the critical artery that links the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, and the City of San Francisco.
The Department of Transportation recently announced $46 million in new funding that will create jobs and help finish rebuilding Doyle Drive, which is structurally unsound and vulnerable to earthquakes. This investment comes on the heels of a $3.7 million federal grant that I strongly supported last year.
The grant will complete the financing for the $1.045 billion project and will help finish work on the new Presidio Parkway, including construction of a high-viaduct structure between the Park Presidio Exchange and San Francisco National Cemetery. The project will improve an important commuter route, and also make improvements to pedestrian access and help maintain existing parking in the area.
I am very pleased that this funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program will be used to put people to work and solve a significant infrastructure problem for local residents.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer