CALEXICO — Gov. Gray Davis touted the upcoming installation of traffic lights at the corner of Highway 98 and Meadows Road and a widening of Highway 98 from Encinas Avenue to Meadows.
"This project will not only relieve congestion in this expanding residential area, it will also improve pedestrian safety for students walking to nearby Calexico High School," Davis said Tuesday.
Of the project's $1.5 million cost, $1.1 million is funded with traffic congestion relief funds. The rest of the total is being covered by city funds.
In 2000, Davis signed legislation creating the six-year transportation infrastructure funding program. The legislation was grafted from two separate state Senate bills and an Assembly bill.