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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
April 3, 2007

Underpass Dedicated to Late Pomona Mayor

Monica Rodriguez, (909) 483-9336

A truck passes through the new underpass on Reservoir Street in Pomona on Monday.

About 150 people gathered in Pomona on Monday morning in the area of First and Reservoir street to mark the completion of a railroad bridge and underpass and to dedicate the project in memory of the city's former mayor.

The late Eddie Cortez was the city's first Latino mayor and the longest-serving mayor. He also was the city's representative to the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority, which helps fund projects to eliminate rail crossings.

The project is expected to improve traffic flow in the area, create a safer environment for pedestrians and drivers, and eliminate the need for passing trains to sound their horns when going through area intersections, Councilman George Hunter said.