Duarte secures over $26 million for district projects

The projects range from sewer infrastructure to supporting a domestic violence shelter in Huron.

Rep. John Duarte (R–Modesto) has secured over $26 million for projects throughout Congressional District 13. 

The funding comes through requests Duarte made in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024. 


The big picture: Two of the 12 projects are receiving $5 million each. They are the Los Banos Creek Recharge Project and the City of Mendota’s Pavement Project. 

  • The creek recharge project includes constructing around 200 acres of recharge and storage ponds and seven recovery wells along Los Banos Creek between the California Aqueduct and the Central California Irrigation District Outside Canal. 
  • Mendota’s pavement project will improve around 20 miles of local roads, including pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction, striping, improvements to curb ramps, gap closures on sidewalks and the creation of bike lanes. 
  • Another major funding project is $3.24 million for Madera County’s Parksdale Community Road Rehabilitation. Madera County will use the funding for engineering and reconstruction costs related to rehabilitating the streets within the Parksdale community. 

What they’re saying: “I am pleased to join a bipartisan group of Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation to fund the Federal government in Fiscal Year 2024 that not only cuts wasteful government spending by $9 billion while preserving critical programs, but also includes more than $26 million in funding at my request to support critical local infrastructure, law enforcement, roads, and water projects in our district,” Duarte said. 

Go deeper: Here’s a look at the other projects receiving funding through Duarte’s requests: 

  • $3.53 million for City of Modesto’s 9-1-1 Call Center Project
  • $276,000 for the Army Corps of Engineers Investigations, Lower San Joaquin (Lathrop and Manteca)
  • $1.2 million for the City of Turlock’s Sewer Extension Project
  • $1 million for the City of Madera’s Sewer Trunk Main Project
  • $1 million for the City of Madera’s Storm Drain Pipeline Replacement Project
  • $1 million for the City of Turlock’s Stormwater Infrastructure Project
  • $95,000 for the City of Huron’s Las Casitas de Lola Domestic Violence Shelter Project
  • $2 million for the County of Fresno’s Cantua Creek Sidewalk Improvements Project
  • $3 million for the County of Fresno’s Tranquility Complete Streets Project
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