The Federal Highway Administration today approved the use of the federal Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant
for restoring the bike path and beach at Surfers' Point. This will
allow the project to move forward, although groundbreaking will be
delayed until early 2010. Based on the FHWA’s careful review of the project documents provided by both Caltrans and City of Ventura, and in response to the congressional inquiry by Congresswoman Lois Capps,
attached is our agency decision letter with respect to the eligibility
of the beach protection and erosion control components of the
above-referenced Federal-aid highway project.
request that Caltrans HQ and Caltrans District 7 facilitate the timely
implementation of our decision, given the time sensitivity in the
coastal permit conditions for the project.Thank
you to both Caltrans and the City of Ventura for helping us respond to
the Congressional Inquiry with a well-informed decision.
Many thanks to Congresswoman Lois Capps,everyone who wrote letters, State Assemblyman Pedro Nava, and all the state and local staff and political representatives who weighed in on this!
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