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Navy’s Biggest Recovery Project is On Land

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on December 13, 2011

The Department of the Navy’s largest Recovery funded project is a new hospital under construction at Camp Pendleton on the California coast.  When completed in January 2014, the hospital will support approximately 151,000 active duty and retired military personnel and their families.

The 500,000 square-foot facility will include:

  • Inpatient services
  • Emergency care
  • Primary care
  • Specialty care

The $394 million contract was awarded to the Costa Mesa firm Clark/McCarthy, which in turn has engaged the services of 49 sub-recipients. The new hospital replaces one constructed in 1969.

As of the end of September, 2011 work on the foundation, including installation of below-ground mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, was complete. Workers are now erecting the structural steel for the seven-story building.

Traffic Eased in Fresno California with New Stretch of Expressway

Posted in Recovery Projects/Awards, State News by Recovery.gov on November 21, 2011

Kings Canyon ExpresswayThe California Department of Transportation recently announced completion of a new six-mile stretch of expressway for the southeast area of Fresno.

The $68 million project, paid for in part with $18 million of Recovery funds, added a four-lane section of highway to Kings Canyon Expressway, also known as State Route 180 East – a heavily congested traffic artery connecting different parts of Fresno County.

“The route serves as the primary agricultural goods movement corridor in eastern Fresno County and is of growing importance for commute travel from the surrounding rural areas and neighboring communities to the Fresno metropolitan area,” says California DOT.

The new expressway “will significantly reduce traffic congestion,” the agency adds.

Recovery funded transportation activity in California

Photo of the Week – Road Work in Morro Bay, California

Posted in Photo of the Week by Recovery.gov on November 14, 2011
Road Work in Morro Bay

Photo contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr group by MBCivil

A shortage of thermoplastic striping led to the choice to use “Bots Dots” as an alternative to striping on this ARRA-funded project on North Main Street in Morro Bay.

Guadalupe River Project Wraps Up

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on October 19, 2011

Photo by: USACE Sacramento District

Construction of a new railroad bridge funded by the Recovery Act in San Jose, California is almost complete. The new bridge will replace an older lower bridge that blocked floodwater and often caused the Guadalupe River to flood and is scheduled to be completed in November 2011.  This is the last piece of  a decades-long U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to reduce flood risk for the city.

Visit the USACE Sacramento District Flickr page to view photos of the project’s progress as of October 5, 2011.

Photo of the Week – San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

Posted in Photo of the Week by Recovery.gov on August 31, 2011
San Luis Wildlife Refuge, Los Banos, CA

Photo Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by PremierSIPs

Funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new environmentally friendly San Luis Wildlife Center will receive a new administrative headquarters and visitor center.

This will be on among the greenest and largest Fish & Wildlife service projects funded by ARRA and will seek LEED Platinum.

Architect: Catalyst Architecture
GC: West Coast Builders

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

California Solar Generation Project

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on April 19, 2011

Earlier this week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced an offer of a conditional commitment for a $1.187 billion loan guarantee to support construction of a new, large-scale solar facility in California. According to DOE, the project is expected to create over 350 jobs and produce enough energy to power 60,000 homes. Visit the Energy Blog to read more about the project.

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