2012 Discretionary Project Selections Announced

FHWA recently announced project selections from the latest Discretionary “Call for Projects”.  Congratulations to Nevada County, California State Parks, and the City of Folsom!  The three successful candidates in District 3 are:

Rehabilitation of Bridgeport Covered Bridge in Nevada County


This project will replace damaged wood and metal components in order to keep this historic bridge in a state of good repair and allow it to continue to carry pedestrian traffic.




National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation (NHCBP) Program


Phase I of the American River Parkway Bike Trail (Trail) Renewal Project in Granite Bay


This project will use funds to repair, repave and improve a 3.5-mile section of the trail in order to bring the paved trail back to a state of good repair.




Public Lands Highway Discretionary Program


The Regional Folsom Lake Bikeway Safety and Infrastructure Improvement Project in Granite Bay


This project will complete the final funding gap in the Regional Folsom Lake Bikeway, which includes the construction of a bike/pedestrian overcrossing at Folsom Lake Crossing Road.




Public Lands Highway Discretionary Program


Links to the FHWA Press Release:  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pressroom/fhwa1233.htm

and Filtered List for California:  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/2012grantdata.cfm?st=CA

About John Hoole

John, as the District Local Assistance Engineer, is responsible for the administration of the Local Assistance Program in District 3, which covers local and regional agencies in eleven Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra Counties. He supervises a group of 10-12 Engineers and Planners who ensure delivery of State and Federal funds to the locals. His experience in the District includes Design, Project Management, and Programming, and prior to the District he worked as a Transportation Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration.

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