Commuters heading towards the busy intersection of Valley Boulevard and Fremont Avenue have undoubtedly noticed the orange cones dotting the road, the smell of fresh asphalt, and the flashing arrows pointing at the next available lane.
What they're witnessing is the beginning of a six-month maintenance project on Valley Boulevard stretching from from Marengo Avenue to the 710 Freeway. Workers will focus on the median island, as well as general street improvements, the city website says. The federal government and the Metropolitan Transit Authority provided funding for the project, putting forth $1.4 million and $1.1 million, respectively. An additional $921,148 came from the city's Proposition C funds. The proposition was approved by voters in 1990 to use a half-cent sales tax to generate funds for improving transit services.