Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the City Council announced the City of Fontana received a $900,000 Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant. Mayor Warren said, “This grant will be used to construct safety improvements on Foothill Boulevard from Oleander Avenue to Cypress Avenue. This is the maximum amount that may be awarded to any recipient and we are thrilled the federal government has recognized the crucial need to construct these safety improvements in this critical corridor.”
The construction along Foothill Boulevard from Oleander Avenue to Cypress Avenue consists of a raised median and new decorative traffic signal at Oleander Avenue. The intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Oleander Avenue has been number one on the City’s list of intersections in need of a traffic signal for several years now.
“This grant enables the City to overcome the last remaining obstacle to completing this work – the purchase of right-of-way. The combination of local and HSIP funds provides the opportunity for the City to move forward with this project,” Mayor Warren said.
Foothill Boulevard is a major corridor through the City of Fontana and this project will provide better traffic flow. There are several commercial areas and residential developments along the project limits, and the improvements will better serve the residents, commercial developments, and businesses.
“In addition to the immediate traffic flow and safety benefits, this project will also enhance future business and commercial development along Foothill Boulevard. The new improvements to be installed as a result of the HSIP funds will be a key component to working toward improving Foothill Boulevard overall,” Mayor Warren added.
For more information on this project, please contact Noel Castillo, Senior Engineer, (909) 350-7632.