UPDATED: Governor Brown to Visit Rice Avenue Grade Separation Project in Oxnard Today


**NOTE: Due to flight delays, Caltrans District 7 Director Carrie Bowen will speak in Governor Brown’s place at today’s news conference. The Governor will be available via teleconference immediately after the event concludes for reporters who attend today’s news conference.

OXNARD – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) and local leaders today in Oxnard for a news conference on new funding for the Rice Avenue Grade Separation Overpass project to upgrade one of the most dangerous intersections in the state.

Last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $68.6 million for this project to improve safety, reduce congestion and ensure efficient freight movement. During the meeting, the Commission committed $2.7 billion for transportation projects across California under SB 1.

When: Today, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at approx. 3:45 p.m.

Where: United Water Conservation Water District, 910 South Rice Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033

**NOTE: This press conference is open to invited guests and credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios at 805-889-1960 or Jeannette.Sanchez@asm.ca.gov. The press conference will be streamed live on Assemblymember Irwin’s Facebook page.