Ventura County Public Works Agency Awarded $3.49m Grant for Pedestrian Improvement Project
VCPWA receives the second state-sponsored Active Transportation Committee Grant
(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – Feb 7th, 2023 – Today, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the acceptance of active transportation program cycle 6 grant funds for the Saticoy pedestrian project. This is the second state-sponsored Active Transportation Plan grant awarded to Ventura County Public Works Agency, and the $3.49m grant will be used for the Saticoy Area pedestrian improvement project, which was identified as the top priority project in the Saticoy Active Transportation Plan.
The project will construct pedestrian improvements for Active Transportation to the local park, library, community center, and many businesses in Saticoy. Funding allocation for design of the Saticoy Area Pedestrian Improvement Project is expected in 2023, with construction planned for 2026. The project includes the construction of sidewalks and various pedestrian safety measures on Violeta Street, Los Angeles Avenue, Alelia Avenue, Azahar Street, and Campanula Avenue as shown on the attached Location Map.
“We are incredibly grateful to our team at VCPWA for their tireless work towards securing these important funds. These pedestrian and bike improvement grants will improve the quality of lives for local residents, encourage increased bicycling and walking and provide safe access to the local park, community center and businesses,” said Chris Kurgan, Director of Roads & Transportation.
About Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA)
VCPWA delivers innovative, efficient, and cost-effective regional services essential to health, safety, natural resources protection, and economic vitality. Established in 1954, VCPWA has approximately 400 employees and comprises five departments: Central Services, Engineering Services, Roads & Transportation, Water & Sanitation, and Watershed Protection.
VCPWA continues to receive nationwide attention for its effective operations in improving, innovating, and completing projects for Ventura County’s roads, watersheds, levees, bridges, buildings, water, and sanitation infrastructure.