TODAY Join the City of Temecula along with Federal, State, County, Regional and Local officials as we kick off the City of Temecula I-15 / French Valley Parkway Phase 2 Project.
The City will share its appreciation of the far-reaching multi-jurisdictional support and successful efforts to help the City secure a highly competitive federal funding grant (the 2019 INFRA Grant from U.S. DOT) totaling $50 Million to close the gap on this $137 Million project.
This event will educate the region about this significant project and the positive affect it will have to northbound Interstate 15 traffic through Temecula Valley and beyond.
The INFRA US DOT INFRA Grant award was announced at the end of July (attached), and became final after a statutory 60-day period. The project is fully funded and can be officially kicked-off.
The City of Temecula is pleased to announce that it was successful in its Federal Grant Application (INFRA “Infrastructure for Rebuilding America”) to the US Department of Transportation requesting $50 Million to close the gap on a total of $137 Million needed to complete Phase 2 of the French Valley Parkway project. Temecula is among a small group of INFRA Grant recipients across the country carefully selected to receive this highly competitive Federal Grant. According to a US Department of Transportation press conference today, approximately 200 eligible applications seeking a total of $9.8 Billion were submitted nationwide. With approximately $856 Million of available funding, 20 applications were awarded, including the City of Temecula
The French Valley Parkway project is backed by all Federal and State elected officials whose Districts cover the expansive project site including US Congressman Ken Calvert, US Congressman Duncan Hunter, Senator Jeff Stone, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Supervisor Chuck Washington, in addition to US Senator Kamala Harris and US Senator Dianne Feinstein representing California. Over 25 different organizations, agencies and governments (federal, state, county, cities and tribes) submitted letters in support of the Temecula’s Application as well as chambers and regional entities. Federally recognized Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and Pala Band of Mission Indians weighed in on the importance of the French Valley Parkway project, as did the US Department of Defense and US Customs and Border Protection.