TA Board of Directors Approves $135.9 million for Projects to Reduce Traffic Congestion and Improve Safety on San Mateo County Highways


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The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) Board of Directors approved the 2023 Highway Program Call for Projects for local governments in the latest competitive grant program aimed at improving traffic flow and safety on the county’s most critical commute corridors. 

The Highway Program Call for Projects originally advertised distributing up to $100 million in sales-tax generated funds, but the TA Board of Directors approved increasing funding up to $135.9 million for 11 projects. The money comes from voter-approved Measures A and W. 

“We are excited to approve this funding,” said TA Board Chair Rico E. Medina. “It’s a testament to our commitment to the county and our multi-modal strategy. The safety of our highways and improving transit accessibility for all continue to be our priority.” 

A Program of Projects was created in the fall with a draft presentation to the TA Board of Directors November 2 and was approved December 7.  

Some of the projects include construction funding for safety and operational improvements to the US 101/SR 92 interchange, design and construction funding for the Willow Road Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements in Menlo Park, construction funding for the US 101/Woodside Road (SR 84) Interchange in Redwood City, and planning funding to study complete streets improvements for the University Avenue Grand Corridor in East Palo Alto.  


About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.  

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