On Thursday, Dec. 22, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that $2 million in quick release emergency funds to be made immediately available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Paramount Boulevard bridge set ablaze by a fuel tanker explosion on the Pomona Freeway (SR-60) in the City of Montebello.
The quick release emergency funds will help to cover the costs of the demolition of the Paramount Blvd. bridge, slab replacements, and other clean-up operations that began after the flames from the tanker truck were doused on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The funds will also help to cover costs associated with the construction of a new bridge.
The design process is still on-going and it is expected that the construction of the bridge could take 6 to 8 months.
For questions about this repair project, please call 213-897-3656.