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GREENFIELD — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will distribute $793,856 to the City of Greenfield to make roads safer and improve community connectivity.

“As cities in the Salinas Valley become more sought-out places to live, work and do business, road safety, connectivity and congestion reduction are increasingly important,” said Rep. Lofgren. “In Greenfield, specifically, bridges received ‘D’ service ratings and are worsening, so a cash infusion to plan and make improvements is desperately needed. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Democrats passed in the last Congress, plans can be accelerated to improve aging infrastructure and reconnect the two sides of the city that are now split by the 101. This is good news for the City of Greenfield, and I plan to continue supporting investments that enhance mobility, safety and economic prosperity in CA-18.”

According to DOT, the project — called the Greenfield Reconnecting Everyone Across Town (GREAT) project — will develop plans to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing at Apple Avenue; widen the two existing overcrossings at Walnut and Oak avenues; and explore the feasibility of implementing roundabouts at the west and east ends of the overcrossings at Walnut and Oak avenues.

This funding is part of the DOT’s Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Discretionary Grant Program, which aims to reconnect communities by providing technical assistance and capital to replace and upgrade transportation infrastructure. This DOT program funding was provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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