WHO: Ken Baxter, Caltrans District 10, Deputy District Director, Planning and Local Assistance; Joan Faul, Mayor of Atwater.
WHAT: The Atwater Freeway Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG); Merced County and the City of Atwater.
WHEN: Monday, April 19, 2010, at 1:00 P.M.
WHERE: On State Route 99 (SR-99) at the Westside Boulevard Interchange in Atwater.
The $70.2 million SR-99/Atwater Freeway Project, of which $49.5 million was Proposition 1B funding, converted 2.7 miles of SR-99 from a four-lane expressway to a six-lane freeway on an alignment that allows for future growth in the region.
Other speakers include: Steven Nascimento, Field Representative, from United States Congressman Dennis Cardoza’s Office; Louise Farley, Field Representative, from State Senator Jeffrey Denham’s Office; Robin Adam, District Director, from State Assembly Member Cathleen Galgiani’s Office; John Pedrozo, Chairman, MCAG; Joan Faul, Mayor, City of Atwater.
This project included the closing of four at-grade intersections; which improved safety and mobility and reduced traffic congestion in the region.