A $9.6 million grant has been awarded to San Francisco to fund roadwork to a main thoroughfare in the city’s maritime eco-industrial complex at Piers 94-96.
The grant will fund improvements to Amador Street in the southern waterfront, according to a news release from Mayor London Breed.
The funds were authorized by congress and awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“With this new funding, the Port will be able to rehabilitate a key roadway while bolstering stormwater drainage, removing toxic railroad ties and improving the surrounding landscape,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
The work to the 1,900-foot street will include replacing pipes to increase rain runoff and prevent flooding, and installing pumps. Overflowing sewers have been a persistent issue in the surrounding neighborhood, according to Breed’s statement. Besides impacting the quality of life of neighbors, the issue can also slow goods moving into and out of a critical national transportation hub.
“Funding like this benefits small and mid-sized ports like ours, making our supply chain more resilient so we can keep the state and nation’s goods moving,” Breed said.