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New round of projects on stimulus list

Sat., March 14, 2009

Sprague Avenue work gets funded

OLYMPIA – Millions of federal dollars are headed for local road and trail projects, including nearly $3 million to resurface a stretch of Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.

“I’m very pleased that Washington is wasting no time getting this federal money to work,” said Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Gregoirse released a list Friday identifying 147 projects, totaling $152 million, throughout the state.

That’s in addition to $341 million in other projects – including more than $11 million for asphalt work on U.S. Highway 395 – that had already been chosen.

The local projects announced Friday include:

•$1.4 million for work on the Havana Street bridge.

•$1.8 million for preservation and safety work on Crawford Avenue in Deer Park.

•$780,000 in improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians on the Fish Lake Trail.

•$700,000 in preservation and safety work on Spangle Road in Cheney.

•$2.4 million in repairs and safety improvements around Five Mile Road and Strong Road.

•$2.9 million to resurface Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.

•$450,000 in preservation and safety work on Rutter Parkway.

Gregoire said the work could create as many as 1,500 jobs. The local list was based on requests from cities, counties, tribes and ports.

Other projects in the region include:

•Pavement repairs in Stevens County: $980,000.

•Overlay work on Wawawai Road in Whitman County: $896,000.

•Reconstruction of the College Hill arterial in Pullman: $380,000.

•Roadway preservation work on about two miles of Deer Valley Road in Pend Oreille County: $471,000.

•Pedestrian improvement in Kettle Falls: $43,000.

•Bridge Creek Road maintenance in Ferry County: $370,000.

•Preservation work on Colfax’s Fairview Street: $192,000.

•Work on the Court Street Bridge in Chewelah: $350,000.

For lists of other projects around the state, see wsdot.

Richard Roesler can be reached at (360) 664-2598 or by e-mail at

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