Congresswoman Linda Sánchez Joins Local Community Leaders For Artesia Blvd. Improvement Project Groundbreaking

October 21, 2004
Press Release
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ARTESIA - Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) joined the City Council of Artesia, and members of the Artesia business community today for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Artesia Blvd. Improvement Project. The ceremony took place this morning. Mayor Sally Flowers, Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Nelson, and Councilman John Martins were in attendance.

The Artesia Blvd. Improvement Project is being carried out with $1.2 million in federal funds secured for the City of Artesia by Congresswoman Sánchez in the Fiscal Year 2003 Appropriations Bill for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The project is designed to increase commerce, transportation, and aesthetics along Artesia Blvd.

“Artesia Blvd. was in desperate need of renovation. This project will repair and repave the existing road, eliminate bottlenecks at some important intersections, such as Norwalk and Artesia, and add landscaped medians for safety and beauty,” said Congresswoman Sánchez.

The project will be completed in early December. Also under construction is the new Michelle Kwan Championship Ice Skating Center on Artesia Blvd. Together, the two projects will provide a boost to the local economy, create jobs, and provide better recreation and transportation for the people of Artesia and neighboring communities.

“I’m very happy that I was able to bring this money home to Artesia. These are tough times for cities in Southern California, and $1.2 million can really help. Putting this money to work on the Artesia Blvd. Improvement Project will make a real difference in the daily lives of our families,” concluded Sánchez.