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Claremont gets large grant for Foothill improvement project

City Manager Tara Schultz announced the city will be getting $7 million in grant money to cover a sizeable chunk of the upcoming Foothill Boulevard improvement project.

The grant, which is provided by money from SB1, better known as the gas tax, will go toward the project to beautify Claremont’s main east-west corridor. Claremont already will be using $5 million in CalTrans relinquishment funds, and the project is capped out at $16 million, according to city spokesperson Bevin Handel.

The project went out to bid on Wednesday, Ms. Schultz said, and the city expects to start later this year.