South Napa County transportation projects such as long-planned Highway 29/Highway 221 intersection improvements would receive money from a proposed toll hike on Bay Area bridges.
Napa County is to receive $20 million of the toll hike revenues for projects along Highway 29, including the Soscol Junction intersection. It could also compete for money to help build park-and-ride lots and other projects.
“Everybody always wants more, but it’s a pretty substantial line item for Napa,” Napa Valley Transportation Authority Executive Director Kate Miller said.
But first, voters would have to pass Regional Measure 3 on June 5, which calls for three rounds of $1 toll increases on the Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Antioch, San Francisco-Oakland Bay, San Mateo-Haywood, Richmond-San Rafael and Dumbarton bridges.
The proposed toll hikes are to fund $4.45 billion in Bay Area transportation projects. Here are the local possibilities:
- $20 million allotment for Highway 29 projects in the southern county.
- $100 million for North Bay mass transit projects. Napa County could compete for money.
- $150 million to improve pedestrian and bike access to mass transit hubs and to close San Francisco Bay Trail gaps. Again, Napa County could compete for money.
- $100 million for projects on Highway 37, both near-term to address congestion and long-term to address forecasted sea level rise that could swamp the road.