The Transportation Authority thanks U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and Bay Area federal delegation members for their recent efforts to secure federal funding for crucial Bay Area infrastructure projects. These projects include the final phase of the Golden Gate Bridge seismic retrofit project ($400 million from Federal Highway Administration's Bridge Investment Program), Caltrain’s Electrification Project ($43 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program and other sources) and our Yerba Buena Island West Side Bridges Retrofit ($2.2 million federal grant).
The Yerba Buena Island West Side Bridges funding completes the project budget enabling the Transportation Authority to initiate this important safety project in the coming months, after years of project development.
“I am proud to have secured funding for projects to make the Bay Area safer, healthier, and better prepared for emergencies,” Senator Padilla said, as part of his announcement of the West Side Bridges grant among 42 he helped shepherd through the bipartisan fiscal year 2023 appropriations package.
Previously, Congresswoman Pelosi and Senators Padilla and Feinstein played key roles in securing $18 million for the West Side Bridges project from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant, which awards grants on a competitive basis for capital investments in surface transportation projects. The total cost of the project is $115.9 million. In addition to federal funding, state, regional and Treasure Island Development Authority funds also support this project.
The West Side Bridges Retrofit will seismically retrofit eight existing bridge structures along Treasure Island Road to meet current seismic safety standards. One of the structures will be seismically retrofitted, while the remaining bridges will be demolished and replaced. These bridge structures are a critical connection between Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridge.
The Transportation Authority is leading the design and construction of this project in collaboration with the Treasure Island Development Authority. Construction will begin in 2023 and be completed in 2026.