City secures $1.5M in grants

DOWNEY - The city of Downey secured more than $1.5 million in federal grants to improve Downey streets.City officials applied for nine grants through the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Each grant proposal was accepted. Downey will use the grant money to install raised medians on Paramount Boulevard, between Florence Avenue and Imperial Highway. The city will also upgrade traffic signals at various intersections, including Imperial Highway at Downey Avenue, Lakewood Boulevard at Florence, Firestone at Woodruff Avenue, Woodruff at Foster Road, Foster Road at Bellflower Boulevard, and Old River School Road at Florence. Preliminary work should begin within the next 2-6 months.

********** Published: November 8, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 30