Plumas County and Quincy will benefit from a state grant announced this week. A park will be established in downtown Quincy that emphasizes bicycle and pedestrian modes of travel as well as provide a small community park in downtown Quincy with many amenities including art, kiosks, benches, trash cans, bike rack and tuning station, and a water refilling station.
The location is at the northwest corner of the Highway 70 and Quincy Junction Road intersection.
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement this week of $296 million in Clean California grants to underserved communities throughout the state, Caltrans will locally fund three projects in District 2 to remove trash, create jobs and engage communities to transform public spaces. The grants are part of Governor Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and engage communities to transform public spaces.
“Caltrans is happy to see more than $8 million going to these three projects in Shasta, Modoc and Plumas Counties. We’re excited to be working with local partners and give back to our communities through Governor Newsom’s Clean California Local Grant Program,” said Caltrans District 2 Director Dave Moore.
The projects include a wide range of community enhancements for cities, counties, transit agencies and tribal governments to beautify public spaces, such as litter removal, landscaping and art installations, walking and bike paths, and other complete streets features that enhance safety and access to transportation. The grants will generate 3,600 jobs statewide, and recipients must complete their projects by June 30, 2024. The Governor’s California Blueprint proposes an additional $100 million to fund another round of Clean California local projects.
Projects located in District 2 include:
· Urban Park and Lighted Pedestrian Path in the Redding Cultural District: The Infrastructure Project converts a sterile parking lot into a welcoming, green 16,000-square-foot Urban Park and turns 500 feet of the adjacent alley (between Yuba and Tehama Streets in Downtown Redding) into a Lighted Pedestrian Path.
· Quincy Pocket Park: The vision behind the Quincy Pocket Park is to establish the location as a recreation informational hub emphasizing bicycle and pedestrian modes of travel as well as provide a small community park in downtown Quincy. The park will include a public art installation, recreation focused informational kiosks, a short pathway, benches, trash receptacles, bike rack and tuning station, and a water refilling station for recreators.
· Veteran’s Memorial Rehabilitation and Beautification Project: Rehabilitate Chamber of Commerce building in Modoc County to provide ADA compliant restrooms on park grounds and a space for visitors to learn more about the county/community. Install shade structures throughout, native plants, waste/recyclable reciprocals, seating, new playground equipment, for able bodied and ADA users. ADA walkways to enhance public use and create a litter abatement program for community outreach with focal points on community based programs and cultural competency.
The local projects announced this week are in addition to the $312 million for 126 beautification projects along the state highway system that were announced last month.
Since launching Clean California in July, Caltrans has removed nearly 7,400 tons of litter from the state highway system – enough to fill 134 Olympic-size swimming pools – and hired 623 new team members as part of Clean California, including 498 maintenance workers who collect litter and remove graffiti.