Friday, June 1, 2018

Hueneme Grade Separation Gets a Lift

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Rice Avenue Grade Separation Overpass Project in Oxnard, California, has received a $70 million financial boost recently, thanks to Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, who secured the funding, according to the Port of Hueneme.

“Last year, during transportation funding discussions, I continued to raise how this urgent issue affects our community and secured a commitment from state leaders to fund the project,” Irwin said. “I’m very pleased that the state recognizes the compelling need to get this project done and is following through on its commitment to fund it.”

The project will help improve the state’s most unsafe street intersections by curbing potential train-vehicle accidents, ease congestion and make freight movement more efficient.

“This project will improve the safety and efficiency of the critical link for Port cargo to be dispersed throughout our region and across 13 other states and Canada,” said President of the Oxnard Harbor District Mary Anne Rooney.