Many Inland Empire roads here in the 20th State Senate District are in poor condition and can be unsafe for residents traveling on our busy streets and freeways on a daily basis.
When our roads remain in disrepair, local residents risk getting in accidents and are hit with the costs of having to repair their vehicle for unnecessary wear and tear. Heavy traffic worsened by potholes and broken street signs also contributes to the high levels of pollution in the air, which causes health problems for all of us.
The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 is already working to solve some of our road repair needs in the Inland Empire. An $8.9 million project will soon perform preventative maintenance along 25 miles of Interstate 10 from Ontario to Redlands and along State Routes 210 and 66 near San Bernardino. Additionally, other projects will begin on neighboring freeways that many Inland Empire residents use. One such project is on State Route 57, where $1.8 million will be allocated to perform road repair and resurfacing.
I am pleased that funds from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 will make much needed road improvements in the Inland Empire, and will fight to ensure that funds continue to be allocated to projects in disadvantaged communities with high levels of traffic congestion and road maintenance needs.
As always, I welcome your feedback and look forward to continue working on your behalf in the California State Senate.
Connie M. Leyva
Senator, 20th District