Nunes Statement on Veterans Boulevard BUILD Grant
Washington, November 6, 2019
Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) issued the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD Grant awarded to the Veterans Boulevard Project:
“Today’s announcement that Fresno will be awarded a $10.5 million BUILD Grant is fantastic news for the Central Valley. The Grant will reduce congestion at the Veterans Boulevard Interchange and better connect the Valley’s rural communities with Fresno. I commend Mayor Lee Brand and the City of Fresno for pursuing this crucial improvement to our infrastructure, and I thank Secretary Chao and the Trump Administration for making this project a priority.”
Mayor Lee Brand said, “This is wonderful news for Fresno, as this is the final funding piece of a $120 million project to connect western and eastern segments of the city. Thank you to Congressman Nunes and everyone who has helped to make this very necessary and important project a reality.”
The BUILD Grant will allow the City of Fresno to make crucial infrastructure improvements along Veterans Boulevard, a six-lane arterial roadway extending from Herndon Avenue to Shaw Avenue with an interchange at State Route 99.