Millions of stimulus dollars used for SJ roads

August 31, 2009 8:05:01 PM PDT
Millions of dollars in federal stimulus money will soon put people to work making city streets in San Jose more drivable.

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There is a big shovel ready project. There are 18 miles of city streets in San Jose that will be repaved thanks to $15 million in federal funding. A Concord company submitted the winning bid and will start work this week.

"I think that would be great, definitely, especially since I live in this area," says Alison Perea.

"We know that these funds will hire construction workers, engineers in the Bay Area and that's going to help get us out of this down economy," says Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose.

Thus far, San Jose has secured $56 million stimulus for various projects. The biggest chunk of that funding will go to make those much needed road improvements.

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