Rep. Mike Steele secures funds for Woodin Avenue bridge improvements

 

OLYMPIA - Last night (April 12), Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, successfully secured $280,000 for improvements to the Woodin Avenue Bridge in Chelan. The funding allocation was adopted by the House during negotiations of the 2017-19 House transportation budget.

“This is big victory for all of us,” said Steele. “Improvements on the bridge are long overdue and these funds will help increase its structural integrity and improve pedestrian safety.”

While dozens of requests are submitted to the House transportation budget each biennium asking for funding of local projects, few are adopted.

In addition to funding for the Woodin Avenue Bridge, the House transportation budget will send approximately $15.6 million to the 12th Legislative District for numerous ongoing projects.

Statewide, the $8.56 billion budget will fund recruitment and retention of highly qualified state troopers; maintenance and repair to roads; removal of some fish passage barriers; and continued implementation of Connecting Washington projects.

The House transportation budget will now head to the Senate to await a vote of concurrence.

The regular session is scheduled to end Sunday, April 23.

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