FAIRFIELD — California will contribute $11 million in funding key to Fairfield starting work on the Peabody Road bridge and related Fairfield-Vacaville train station.
The California Transportation Commission late Wednesday afternoon in San Diego voted unanimously to program the money for the station, said Janet Adams, director of projects for the Solano Transportation Authority. Fairfield must still make an allocation request and will likely do so in August so it can put the project out to bid, she said.
The $11 million comes from Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion bond passed by state voters in 2006.
A first phase of the train station project is to cost $68 million to $71.8 million. It includes building a bridge to take Peabody Road over the railroad tracks near Vanden Road and building a nearby train stop with a boarding platform between the tracks that is reached by a tunnel.
The total project is to cost about $81.5 million. A train station building and solar array would come at a later time.
Major construction on the Peabody Road bridge is to start in summer 2015. Peabody Road at the tracks is to be closed for about a year.
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