The city of Paso Robles has received grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the Federal Highway Administration.
The first grant is for $877,000 and will be used for improvements to Union Road from Golden Hill to the Highway 46 East right-of-way. Construction on this project will begin this summer.
The other grant is for $477,000 and will be used for the first phase of improvements to the 24th Street Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad to provide safe pedestrian access. The first phase of improvements will consist of preparing preliminary engineering plans.
The improvements will to the bridge are important goal of the city because the bridge is used by many pedestrians during the California Mid-State Fair. The grants are administrated by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments and Caltrans Local Assistance.
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