The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently celebrated the completion of Presidio Parkway in San Francisco, California.
The project, which cost $1.1 billion, was paid for with $363 million in federal funding, a $150 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan, and $152.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“In addition to solving a decades-old seismic protection problem for a critical Bay Area commuter route, this project represents the sort of large-scale infrastructure improvement America needs,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “We’re counting on Congress to pass the president's GROW AMERICA Act, so more projects like this can begin.”
The work on Presidio Parkway, which began in 2009, replaced Doyle Drive, a section of S.R. 101 extending 1.6 miles between the city and Golden Gate Bridge. Doyle Drive was built in 1936 and no longer met highway safety standards, in addition to being seismically deficient.
“Safety is our top priority, and the completion of this project should bring peace of mind to all Bay Area drivers,” Gregory Nadeau, acting Federal Highway administrator, said.