Danville will receive $823,000 for the project from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17 to create jobs and help stimulate the economy. The bill is providing $27.5 billion in federal funding for roadway projects that are ready to begin.
"We hope to start in early summer," Town Manager Joe Calabrigo told those in attendance at last week's Mayor's Morning. "We put this together quickly."
Danville will use the funds to repair and resurface a 0.7-mile section of Green Valley Road from Stone Valley Road to Diablo Road. This section of Green Valley is heavily traveled during the school year due to the four schools in the area, noted Calabrigo.
Approximately 13,000 vehicles travel on these streets each day. The project also will upgrade sidewalks, curb ramps and traffic signals on Green Valley Road used by school children.
The project includes a 1.4-mile segment of Diablo Road from Green Valley Road to Avenida Nueva with repairs to the multi-use trail along the north side of Diablo Road that is frequently used by bicyclists en route to Mount Diablo.
The second project will resurface Camino Tassajara from Sycamore Valley Road to the eastern town limit and resurface Crow Canyon Road from Camino Tassajara to the southern town limit of Danville.
"We can't do them simultaneously," said Calabrigo, noting that the construction will be done in phases to lessen its impact on residents and businesses.
The $6 million project is receiving federal transportation funds made available under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users signed into law by President Bush in 2005.
This project has been four years in the planning and the town will pay about 10 percent, said Calabrigo.
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