SACOG approves grant for Elk Grove-Florin Road resurfacing project

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments announced today 24 transportation project in the agencies jurisdiction received nearly $56.2 million in funding. Among the projects funded was a resurfacing project on Elk Grove-Florin Road in Elk Grove.

“It is important to further assist projects in our region that have already come through our funding cycles and that continue to promote our Board’s priorities for the region," SACOG Executive Director James Corless said. "We need to keep our existing roads and infrastructure in good conditions, make it safe for our residents to travel in all kinds of modes, and continue to help our region meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets – and these projects aim to do just that.”   

The grant is a shot in the arm for motorist and the city's beleaguered public works department. For several years the department has been dealing with quickly deteriorating roads and minuscule funding from the Elk Grove City Council for regular maintenance.  

As part of SACOG's allocation was the full $3 million Elk Grove requested. SACOG received 27 applications seeking $127 million.

Projects receiving significant grants was $10 million to Sacramento Regional Transit to replace two aging light rail vehicles. Another major grant of $15 million was awarded to Sacramento for the I Street bridge replacement.

The complete list of projects is here.  

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