Barbara Boxer tours Caldecott tunnel
West Portal Sound Wall from inside staging area
Last Thursday, Senator Barbara Boxer visited the Caldecott tunnel, a $420 million project that has nearly half its funds ($197.5 million) coming from the Recovery Act. Boxer stated the Caldecott tunnel project would create between 4,000 and 4,500 new jobs by the time it is finished in 2014, and promised more federal stimulus money for highway projects coming to the Bay Area later this year.
As reported by KTVU:
The four-year, $420 million project broke ground in January and has so far created 225 jobs, according to Bijan Sartipi, director of Caltrans’ District 4.
Currently, construction crews are building retaining walls, and a 130-ton, $4.5 million boring machine is expected to arrive on site next week.