BOS1 - Garden Grove Street Improvements

Press Release

Contact: Kathryn Feather 714.834.3110
Supervisor Janet Nguyen Allocates $1 Million in Proposition 1B Funds for Garden Grove Street Improvements

(Santa Ana) Allocated by Vice Chair Janet Nguyen and approved by the full Board of Supervisors, significant amounts of Prop 1B funds have been made available to the Central Garden Grove Overlay Project. Street overlay is commonly referred to as street re-surfacing. The first $500,000 of this Project comes from the first allocation of Prop 1B funds, and an additional $500,000 in the second and third allocations, for a total of $1 million. Proposition 1B State Funds, as approved by California voters for Roads and Highways Improvements, are distributed to all 58 counties.

The first phase of the Overlay Project involves 2 segments of Gilbert Street, from Orangewood Ave. to Chapman Ave. and from Garden Grove Blvd. to Trask Ave. This phase will also cover Taft St. from Century Blvd. to Trask Ave. and Trask Ave. to Westminster Blvd. The second phase of the overlay project involves rehabilitation work on 14 additional locations in the Central Garden Grove area.

The City of Garden Grove plans to use these funds to rehabilitate streets that are long overdue for maintenance work. While these streets are not considered major arterial roads in the County, they serve an important role in diverting local traffics off of our main thoroughfares. The project will also include replacement of concrete curbs and gutters. Construction on the first phase of the overlay project begins in August and continues through November, 2009. The City of Garden Grove hopes to begin construction on the second phase in September, 2009. All told, the City will rehabilitate a total of 403,951 square feet of roadway at the completion of this Project.

“The streets in Garden Grove, as well as in other cities in the First District, are heavily traveled because so many people pass through the district to get to other areas of the County,” said Supervisor Janet Nguyen. “If these roads are not maintained in a timely manner, they are much more costly to repair later.”

Photo Caption: Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Garden Grove Mayor Bill Dalton, Garden Grove Councilman Andrew Do and former Garden Grove Planning Commissioner Nick LeCong prepare to break ground for the Central Garden Grove Overlay Project.

Supervisor Janet Nguyen represents the First District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors as Vice Chair. She also serves as Chair of the OCTA’s Transit Committee. She represents more than 600,000 people, covering the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster and the unincorporated community of Midway City. Orange County ranks sixth in the nation as the most populous county and has the nation’s seventh highest annual budget.