New highway to be completed with DOT funds
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood announced on June 13, 2012, that $150 million in credit assistance would be provided to California to complete construction of the Presidio Parkway. The project will replace the current Doyle Drive, and will give the road better traffic and seismic safety properties.
The new, 1.6 mile stretch of highway will offer six lanes of travel to improve traffic flow between San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The funds were made possible by the DOT's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA), which helps states finance projects that may otherwise be delayed.
"This project will help promote economic opportunity," Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez said. "It will create jobs now and transform a deteriorated road into one with many benefits for the community for years to come."
The project will replace the current Doyle Drive, and will give the road better traffic and seismic safety properties.
As more road construction projects begin around the country, highway work zone employers must take precautionary measures to keep workers safe. Provide workers with high-visibility safety vests and safety products, such as hard hats and work gloves to help create a safer workplace.