Congresswoman Linda Sánchez Announces $100,000 For Lakewood Post Office Improvements

September 17, 2004
Press Release
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LAKEWOOD - Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-39) today announced that the U.S. Postal Service will make $100,000 worth of renovations to the Lakewood Post Office. Joining the Congresswoman at the announcement were Mayor Todd Rogers and Postmaster Robert McGuire. The renovations are set to begin on Tuesday, September 21st.

“The Lakewood Post Office has been around for over forty years, and during that time the facility has aged and developed problems that have hindered the quality of service for residents. If you go to the post office after work or on a Saturday morning you’ll see a pretty rundown building, an overcrowded parking lot with a line of cars waiting for spaces basically a fender-bender waiting to happen,” said Sánchez.

In March, the City of Lakewood contacted Congresswoman Sánchez about the problems at the post office, and she went to work. After months of discussions, the City of Lakewood and the United Sates Postal Service have reached a solution to the problem and agreed that the facility must be upgraded.

“I’m proud to have helped facilitate a solution and delighted to announce that we’ve been able to secure $100,000 from the United States Postal Service for this project. I want to thank Lakewood Mayor Todd Rogers, the City of Lakewood and the U.S. Postal Service for all their combined efforts to bring this plan to fruition,” said Congresswoman Linda Sánchez.

Renovations at the post office will include: construction of a new driving lane safely off Clark Ave. where customers can drop-off their mail from their car; re-paving and re-striping of the parking lot; new paint for the post office; and new wrought-iron fencing around the post office for community aesthetics and security for postal vehicles and mail.

Construction, which will begin next week, is scheduled to finish in early November.

“The new renovations will make the post office more patron friendly and accessible to the people of Lakewood. The great thing is that construction will be done weeks before the holiday rush, so everyone will be able to enjoy the new post office when sending packages off to family and friends,” concluded Sánchez.