The City of Santa Monica announced it has received funds from the federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to resurface more than six miles of streets citywide.
The city estimates the redevelopment projects will create or save more than 20 jobs. The purpose of the $787 billion Recovery package is to jump-start the economy to create and save jobs. In that regard, Santa Monica’s projects are expected to contribute to the City’s economic growth for years, especially those involving infrastructure improvements.
Funds will go to projects that include pavement resurfacing, re-striping, and sidewalk, curb, and gutter repairs. The work is expected to be completed in June 2010.
Streets scheduled for improvements include Santa Monica Boulevard from Cloverfield Boulevard to Centinela Avenue; San Vicente Boulevard from Ocean Avenue to 7th Street; 26th Street from Carlyle Avenue to Montana Avenue; Montana Avenue from 17th Street to 26th Street; Broadway Avenue from 12th Street to 16th Street, from 20th Street to 21st Street, and from Cloverfield Boulevard to 26th Street; Lincoln Boulevard from Colorado Avenue to the I-10 overpass; Colorado Avenue from 20th Street to 26th Street; Olympic Boulevard from Palm Court to Lincoln Boulevard; Ocean Avenue from Pico Boulevard to Hollister Street; Ocean Park Boulevard from Lincoln Boulevard to 25th Street; Barnard Way from Ocean Park Boulevard to Neilson Way; Highland Avenue from Pier Avenue to the south City limits; and Marine Street from Highland Avenue to Lincoln Boulevard.
The federally-funded projects are being managed by the City of Santa Monica Public Works Department. For more information, visit Public Works’ “Know Before You Go” at www.smgov.net/kbug or call the Project Hotline at 866.755.7679.
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