CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON THE REDEDICATION OF THE CALIFORNIA INCLINE

August 31, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the rededication of the California Incline in Santa Monica.

“I am delighted that the much-anticipated California Incline is being rededicated tomorrow. Residents of Santa Monica and thousands of visitors each year will enjoy the streamlined modern design of the stronger bridge and the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. In addition, the bridge now has a shared pedestrian and bicycle path, consistent with Santa Monica’s dedication to a relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle.”

“Nearly 90% of the reconstruction project was funded by the Federal Highway Bridge Program through the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Last summer, I hosted a press conference at the incline with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and local elected leaders highlighting the need for infrastructure investment. I am pleased Congress passed the reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund. The California Incline is precisely the type of project to benefit from these critical federal funds. I want to congratulate the City of Santa Monica for its leadership on completing this important project and I look forward to visiting the California Incline with my family to appreciate the beautiful vistas.”

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