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HACLA Receives Grant Funding for “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation”
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08/08/2023
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On August 8, 2023, Christopher A. Coes, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, joined local authorities to celebrate HACLA’s recent funding from the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity” (RAISE) grant program, funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The award, totaling of $6,967,923, will fund the “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation” project in Los Angeles, which will be used to plan and construct improvements to the Wilmington Avenue Corridor, including the replacement of Rainbow Bridge, intersection improvements, traffic calming measures, landscaping, and more.  

The planning and construction of improvements to the Wilmington Avenue Corridor will include: replacement of Rainbow Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that connects to the Watts Cultural Trail; and Vision Zero strategies including intersection improvements, traffic calming measures, landscaping, sidewalks, public art, wayfinding signage, bulb-outs, utility relocation, and ADA ramps.

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