The San Juan Daily Star
$1.5 million federal injection for Baldorioty expressway design review
By The Star Staff
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón announced on Sunday the allocation of $1.5 million in federal funds to develop improvement projects on the Baldorioty de Castro Expressway in San Juan.
The resident commissioner also announced $120 million for affordable housing and community development programs for low-income families.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved the allocation of $1.5 million to Puerto Rico’s Highways and Transportation Authority for the Reconnecting Santurce project. Funding comes from the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. The program was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supported by González Colón, who is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
According to the DOT, the funds are to develop and implement a planning process to analyze how highway PR-26 (Expreso Baldorioty de Castro) acts as a physical barrier to its adjacent communities.