San Francisco Examiner: Sen. Boxer visits Doyle Drive project, touts efforts to bring jobs to state

Sen. Barbara Boxer was at the site of a major construction project in San Francisco on Tuesday morning to kick off a tour highlighting her efforts to bring jobs to California.

Boxer joined Mayor Gavin Newsom, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger and a group of workers on Doyle Drive, the site of a project that has received more than $100 million in federal stimulus money for seismic improvements and traffic safety measures.

Doyle Drive provides direct access to the Golden Gate Bridge, and carries more than 100,000 commuters each weekday. The road has deteriorated since its construction in 1936, and is being replaced in a project that is expected to wrap up in 2013.

Boxer called the project “the biggest job construction site in the Bay Area,” and an example of how “we’re putting people back to work … and we’re doing it all over the state.”

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