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Congresswoman Sánchez Secures $12.8 Million for Local Transportation Projects

July 29, 2005
Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- Working to improve congestion on our roads and safety in local communities, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) secured $12.8 million dollars for transportation projects across Southeastern Los Angeles County. These funds were secured as part of the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (H.R. 3), also known as TEA-LU. This bill will determine government spending on surface transportation for the next six-years. TEA-LU passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives and will now be sent to the President to be signed into law.

“I am very pleased to have secured funding for important transportation projects in the 39th District. These funds are needed to help restore damaged roads, reduce congestion, improve our air quality, and make highway travel safer and more efficient for everyone,” said Congresswoman Linda Sánchez.

Below is a list of projects Congresswoman Sánchez has earmarked for federal funding in this bill:

  • $2,600,000 towards the reconstruction of Atlantic Avenue in South Gate.

  • $2,480,000 for a major expansion of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program for Gateway Cities Council of Governments.

  • $2,400,000 for reconstruction of Long Beach Boulevard and improvements to the storm-drain system in Lynwood.

  • $1,360,000 for improvements to the Imperial Highway and the construction of landscaped medians to improve safety and reduce congestion in La Mirada.

  • $1,360,000 to improve street lighting, sidewalks, and roads to Whittier Boulevard in Whittier.

  • $1,080,00 to create of landscaped medians and the repaving of Paramount Boulevard in Lakewood.

  • $480,000 to repave and construct landscaped medians on Paramount Boulevard in North Long Beach.

  • $320,000 for reconstruction of Rosecrans Boulevard in Paramount.

  • $320,000 to reconstruct and add additional medians to Bloomfield Avenue in Hawaiian Gardens.

  • $280,000 to initiate the preliminary engineering and environmental review for the 33 mile long Orange Line commuter train that would connect Los Angeles to Orange County.

  • $120,000 to provide advanced engineering work on the widening of the I-5 freeway in La Mirada and five other cities between the 710 freeway and the Orange County line.

“I am so pleased TEA-LU overwhelmingly passed tonight because we are in great need of federal dollars for critical local transportation projects in Southeast Los Angeles. I look forward to local residents being able to use the new and improved roads in our region,” concluded Sánchez.