St. Helena – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) announced that the project to elevate part of State Route 37 is receiving $155 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
“State Route 37 is an essential thoroughfare that faces significant risk from rising sea levels, threatening the commute for the millions who rely on it every year,” said Thompson. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the most significant investment in our country’s infrastructure since President Eisenhower’s interstate system, and now the State Route 37 project is receiving a major boost from this historic law.. I was proud to vote for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Congress and I am glad to see the federal funding coming to our community to improve State Route 37, protect habitats, and combat the climate crisis.”
The federal funding will help guard against future flooding on a vital regional corridor that connects Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties and enhance habitat connectivity for San Pablo Bay. The other $25 million is being funded by the State of California. The $180 million project will raise the roadway by 30 feet over Novato Creek by 2029, well above the projected year 2130 sea-level rise.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, was signed into law on November 15, 2021. The law includes around $550 billion in new federal investment in America’s roads and bridges, water infrastructure, resilience, internet, and more.