SFMTA awards $17.6 million for roads projects in San Francisco


California Construction News staff writer

The Western Addition Community Safe Streets (WACSS) project in San Francisco has been awarded $17.6 million as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new grant program.

Funding comes from President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law and projects will include design, construction, and education/outreach campaign activities with a budget of about $22 million.

“This federal support will help us to make our streets safer for the residents and workers in the Western Addition community,” said Mayor London Breed. “Projects like this are essential to creating safer road conditions in neighborhoods and helping us make our communities safer for all. I want to thank Secretary Buttigieg and the U.S. Department of Transportation for their critical support for this project.”

WACSS includes traffic signal upgrades and speed management improvements to support vision zero goals.

“SFMTA’s community-based plans start with community – working with neighbors to understand their priorities and collaborating to turn those priorities into actions. We’re grateful to the people of the Western Addition for their work, and to the federal DOT for helping us implement the plan’s commitments,” said Jeffrey Tumlin, SFMTA Director of Transportation.

Phase one construction is expected to start in spring 2023.

Phase 2, estimated to begin construction in spring 2025, has started design using local funds and is proposed to complete design and implement improvements at 16 intersections as part of the WACSS project.

For more information, visit Western Addition Community Based Transportation Plan Implementation.


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