Mayor Announces $68 Million for Repaving and Infrastructure Improvements
Newly-completed Great Streets Project on Leland Avenue is latest example of City’s continued investment in local construction jobs, neighborhood streetscape and paving improvements despite economic recession
San Francisco, CA— Mayor Newsom today announced $68.5 million in new infrastructure and streetscape projects for the current fiscal year 2010-11, leveraging Certificates of Participation (COPs), federal, state and local grants to fund improvements to San Francisco’s public realm. $50.6 million will go into street resurfacing, $5.9 million will go into Great Streets projects and other public realm improvements, $4.7 million will go into sidewalk inspection and repair and street structure improvements, and $7.3 million will go to building curb ramps. The projects together will create at least 450 construction-related jobs.
“Despite the toughest economic environment in generations, San Francisco continues to make record investments and create hundreds of local jobs through our street repair, neighborhood improvements and repaving,” said Mayor Newsom. “Our Great Streets projects, along with transportation, pedestrian, bicycle, and other related streetscape improvements are literally paving the way for a greener, cleaner city and better quality of life in our neighborhoods.” Read more