Improvements on HWY 12 from Summerset to the Bridge
Over the last two years, numerous meetings and town hall sessions were conducted in consideration of the final design. The design work has been completed and construction is anticipated to commence in 2022. The estimated cost of this project is approximately $100M. The project will be managed by Caltrans and will be a complete streets project. While the funding for road improvements will be provided by Caltrans, additional funds will be needed to provide for roadway enhancements such as landscaping, sidewalk, driveways, and bike lanes. I have worked with STA and city staff to secure commitments for the necessary funding. I will continue to work together with Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and city staff to keep this project in the forefront and keep funding committed.
Improvement of McCormick Road
Over the last two years, I have been working with Solano County to have McCormick Road paved from Rio Vista to the intersection on Highway 113. I feel it is vital to have an alternate access road in addition to highway 12. McCormick Road is 4.1 miles of which .42 miles lie within the boundary of Rio Vista and is the responsibility of the city. The County has agreed to make the necessary improvements to pave this road but will do so in two phases. The first phase will improve the .42 miles located in Rio Vista and 1.08 miles from Rio Vista boundary to Canright Road. The county will manage the project, but the city will need to fund its share of the construction costs, $602,000. I worked with city staff and STA staff to obtain advance funding of our annual SB1 allocation so that we could provide this funding and move the project forward. This first phase is expected to commence in 2020. The second phase will be a full county project and is expected to be completed in 2022 in conjunction with planned improvements on highway 113. I will continue to work with the county and STA to ensure that this project keeps its priority and is completed as scheduled.
Rio Vista Flood Wall
Working with Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) and the Department of Water Resources (DWR), approved $500k in grant for a Rio Vista flood wall feasibility study. The study has been completed and the city has determined its preference for the various alternatives studied. As Chair of the SCWA Legislative committee, I advocated placing this project on its legislative platform. With this in place, SCWA’s legislative advocate will lobby relevant state and federal officials for project funding. This is a long-term project which can be undertaken in segments. I will be advocating for funding for this project both as Mayor and as Chair of the SCWA and SCWA legislative committee.
Beach Drive Wastewater Plant
This plant will need to be replaced or the residents served by this plant need to be connected to the NWWWTP. I believe it is important to start exploring alternatives to manage this transition. This will require major funding and the complexity of the project will require a long-term plan. I will work with city staff and outside sources to advocate for such a plan.