San Jose, CA – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today joined transportation leaders from across the South Bay area in a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the new U.S. 101 / Tully Road Improvement project. Rep. Lofgren was a strong proponent of the $63 million project, and spoke about how the improvements will reduce traffic congestion and improve safety along the busy U.S. 101 corridor in east San Jose by eliminating traffic bottlenecks and removing merging and weaving conflicts.
"Today we celebrate the culmination of a project that vastly improves travel and safety in one of the Valley's most congested corridors," said Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. "It is important to note that in addition to reducing congestion, infrastructure projects like this are important investments that bring real economic benefits to San Jose for many years to come."
Rep. Lofgren helped secure over $7 million in funding through the 2005 highway funding and authorization bill known as SAFETEA-LU. The project also received more than $4 million in stimulus funding from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which Rep. Lofgren supported in 2009.
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