Partnership supports SR 71 federal grant application

Thu, July 11, 2019 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Partnership supports SR-71 freeway federal grant application

IRWINDALE - The SR-71 freeway that runs through Pomona down to Corona remains incomplete, but the Partnership was pleased to support a new federal grant application this week, to be submitted by CalTrans and LA County Metro, that may obtain $25 million in additional funding to finish the project. 

"Finishing the 71 freeway is a top transportation priority for the Partnership," said President & CEO Bill Manis. "The 71 is a key freight corridor connecting the 10 freeway to Riverside County. It's high time that we expand and finish that freeway through Pomona."

CalTrans and Metro will soon submit an application to the Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant Program. A BUILD grant award would complete the funding for the entire SR-71 project and expedite its construction to close the last remaining freeway gap in Los Angeles County.

Nearly 85 percent of the total construction costs to complete the SR-71 freeway come from local sources.

For additional information, contact Brad Jensen, Director of Public Policy at (626) 856-3400 or bjensen@sgvpartnership.org.

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