By K. D. Dunleavy
Rock the Boulevard, a community driven project to upgrade Eagle Rock Boulevard, has been awarded $16 million from Metro.
Thanks for the award go to Councilmember José Huizar and his staff at Council District 14, who identified and applied for the money earlier this year after Eagle Rock lost out on a big Cal Trans grant to pay for the project. The $16 million is from Measure R Highway Capital funds and state, regional and federal sources.
The plan for Rock the Boulevard is to improve the thoroughfare for pedestrians, bicyclists and automobiles. Proposed improvements include new traffic lights, an additional crosswalk, curb extensions, pedestrian lighting and protected bike lanes.
It will now be up to Metro staff to review the plan in greater detail and determine the schedule and estimated cost. More details will be available in the next few months.
A spokesperson for CD 14 told the Boulevard Sentinel that the eventual implementation of Rock the Boulevard will be a collaboration between the City’s Bureau of Street Services, CD 14 and the community.
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