Transportation

Bay Area projects get cash as part of nearly $1 Billion in grants from DOT

Treasure Island ramps.
Ramps on Treasure Island will see grant money for work.

Nearly $1 billion in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity program have been announced, and include money for two Bay Area projects.

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority will receive $18 million toward the $110 million project to replace seven seismically deficient bridges, reinforce one bridge, and narrow exit ramps with a realigned roadway on Treasure Island. Additionally, this project includes foundations for tolling infrastructure, a Class 1 bicycle facility and a transit-only access ramp. This project is the last of three projects designed to improve multi-modal access between Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands and the greater San Francisco/Oakland area.

The Reconnecting Oakland: Safe, Reliable, and Equitable Access project will receive $14.5 million toward the $33 million total cost. The city of Oakland's project will construct mobility improvements along the Broadway and Martin Luther King Jr. Way Corridors in downtown Oakland, including pedestrian infrastructure and signal improvements. The work will also install bus-only lanes along the Broadway Corridor from 2nd to 11th streets and from 20th Street to Grand Avenue, and install new bikeways along Martin Luther King Jr. Way from 2nd to San Pablo Avenue. The project will improve quality of life by expanding alternative transportation access for underserved and disadvantaged communities in West Oakland, Old Oakland and Jack London Square, project backers say.

“We’re proud to support these great projects that will improve infrastructure, strengthen supply chains, make us safer, advance equity, and combat climate change,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “As in past years, we received far more applications than we could fund: this cycle saw about a ten-to-one ratio of requests to available dollars. But going forward, with the passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we will be able to support far more infrastructure projects to support jobs and everyday life in communities across the country."