Cerritos, CA – Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement after the California Transportation Commission (CTC) reached a deal to fully fund the Interstate 5 Carpool Lane Project. Yesterday, CTC commissioners met in Sacramento to consider whether to eliminate approximately $72 million in funding for the 5 Freeway widening project which extends from the Orange County Line to the 605 Freeway in Los Angeles County.
"I commend CTC commissioners on their decision to fully fund the I-5 Carpool Lane Project," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "La Mirada and the surrounding cities of Southeast Los Angeles County have needed this project to happen for almost twenty years to alleviate traffic congestion and to help grow the local economy. This section of the 5 Freeway is traveled by millions of Southern Californians every day, and it's a crucial corridor for commuters and for businesses. I applaud the CTC for recognizing the importance of this project."
On Tuesday, Congresswoman Sánchez today sent a letter to CTC commissioners urging them to fully fund this critical infrastructure project. To see the full text of the letter click here.