LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and L.A. Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz Ph.D. are among the officials who will celebrate groundbreaking ceremonies for a $22 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project at the port that reportedly will create 250 construction jobs and improve port cargo flow and public safety along one of the port’s key surface streets.
The groundbreaking will take place at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Intersection of Harry Bridges Boulevard and Neptune Ave. in Wilmington and according to a news release from the port it is “the largest grant awarded to any shovel-ready project in L.A. and Ventura counties from the $27.5 billion transportation stimulus fund that provided $340 million by formula” to those counties.
The project spans a 1.3-mile segment of Harry Bridges Boulevard in Wilmington and is expected to “improve truck access to the TraPac container terminal, enhance public safety, reduce emissions by easing traffic congestion along the port’s northwest perimeter and complement the port’s investment in the adjacent buffer of open space that separates the port and the Wilmington community,” the release stated.
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