Our local Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and State Senator Bill Monning both deserve a great deal of credit for their role in securing $197 million in state transportation dollars for San Luis Obispo County to fund key improvements to the Cholame “Y” intersection of Highways 41 and 46. This section of highway is ominously known as “blood alley” due to the alarming number of fatal car crashes that have occurred there over the years and has badly needed upgrades for quite some time.
Arriving at a solution required navigating the state’s transportation processes and funding programs, which is why Assemblyman Cunningham’s efforts, in partnership with Senator Monning and other state officials, were key.
Cunningham personally lobbied Governor Brown’s office and regularly met with a medley of agencies, including the California Transportation Commission, CHP
All of their hard work paid off. San Luis Obispo won funding approval for Highway 46 improvements, which includes the desperately needed new interchange at the Cholame “Y.” Our local roads will be much safer because of it.
Mayor, City of Atascadero
Mayor, City of Paso Robles
SLO Council of Governments