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Jack Batchelor, Solano Transportation Officials Break Ground on Cordelia Truck Scales Project

Congressman John Garamendi also helped break ground on this new project that will help alleviate traffic congestion, facilitate goods movement, and improve the reliability of the system.

Special to Dixon Patch

On Thursday Dixon Mayor Jack Batchelor, along with Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a former Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Solano County transportation officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate 80 (I-80) Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project.

The project will rebuild and relocate the existing eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales on Interstate 80 (I-80), in Solano County. Additionally, the project will include a 4-lane bridge across the Suisun Creek and feature braided ramps from the new truck scale facility. This project will reduce congestion, facilitate  goods movement, and improve the reliability of the system.

“This project is a win-win-win for Solano County and Northern California,” said Congressman John Garamendi. “Drivers will experience reduced traffic congestion and commute times, helping them get to their work and homes faster and safer. The I-80 Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project will also help expedite goods movement for Northern California, by enabling commodities and goods to move with more efficiency from the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada’s to the Bay Area and beyond.  All the while, strengthening the competitiveness of local businesses and most importantly, creating badly needed construction jobs for the region.”

Garamendi added, “Even in our hi-tech era, a strong transportation system is absolutely essential to economic growth. We have to Make It In America, and move it, if America is going to make it.”

T.Clark April 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I sure do hope you folks didn't get a blister or hang nail when the ground breaking occured.
Dane Besneatte April 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM
You did not identify John Garamendi who is actually third from the left between Steve Hardy and CHP Officer Becher.
Kerry Jacobs April 23, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Yea, I noticed that also. look at all the slush in those shovels.WoW. It appears in the photo Garamendi is covering up his voting record. Not sure, the ditch isnt quite big enough and I dont see a backhoe.
Carlos Villatoro April 23, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Good point. Will add him in the caption!

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