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Rep. Napolitano Welcomes Reconstruction of Paramount Boulevard Overpass

March 2, 2012
Press Release

(Montebello, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed the reconstruction of the Paramount Boulevard bridge at a groundbreaking ceremony in Montebello.

“The Paramount Boulevard bridge is a critical artery for our commuters, businesses, and first responders,” Napolitano said. “I thank our elected officials for their cooperation in securing the necessary funds to rebuild this bridge.”

When a tanker truck exploded under the overpass on December 14, 2011, Rep. Napolitano immediately contacted Governor Jerry Brown and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to request assistance. Rep. Linda Sanchez and Rep. Judy Chu also signed onto the effort.

Once a California State of Emergency was put in place, $2 million in federal reconstruction funds were committed the next day. The overpass is expected to be completed by June.

The new overpass will have one additional northbound lane and wider medians and sidewalks than it did previously.

Napolitano is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

More information is available at www.dot.ca.gov/dist07

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