(Cal Trans awarded funds)…The award is to help El Centro with their projects.
The Federal Highway Administration awarded Cal Trans $738,000 to assist with planned transportation and safety projects. The total cost for the projects is estimated at $820,000. The remaining funds will come from the Local Transit Authority. The projects include street lighting on Main Street, between 4th and 8th Streets. Sidewalks and pathways along Dogwood Road at the Imperial Valley Mall, and lighted sidewalks at Imperial and Aurora, Ocotillo and 22nd Street, and Imperial Avenue and Holt Street. Design for the projects is set for the summer of next year, with construction to begin in the fall of 2015.