Gov. Inslee signs transportation budget that helps Spokane projects

SPOKANE, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee signed the 2017-2019 State Transportation Budget Bill that include a long list of projects that will help the Spokane area.

According to city leaders, the budget continues to fully fund the North Spokane Corridors and STA’s Central City Line. It also included new funding for improved bus service on the N. Monroe to S. Regal Corridor, a new transit station at Spokane Falls Community College, resurfacing the Triangle Truss pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park and many other projects.

PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2017-2019 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET:

HIGHWAYS
•       North Spokane Corridor/US 395 Project: $75.1 million in 2017-19 biennium, $809.9 million in the following five biennia;
•       I-90, Medical Lake & Geiger Interchanges: $4.0 million in 2017-19 biennium, $22.6 million in the following two biennia;
•       US 2/Division & Browne Paving Project from I-90 to Euclid Ave.: $4.0 million in 2017-19 biennium;
•       SR 290/Trent Paving Project from Hamilton St. to Mission Ave.: $2.1 million in 2017-19 biennium;
•       I-90, Spokane Area Traffic Volume Collection study: $600,000 in 2017-19 biennium;

TRANSIT
•       N. Monroe/S. Regal Line High Performance Transit Corridor Improvements (Spokane Transit): $3.9 million in 2017-19 biennium;
•       Central City Line (Spokane Transit): $8.2 million in 2017-19 biennium, $6 million in the following two biennia;
•       Spokane Falls CC Transit Station (Spokane Transit): $2.1 million in 2017-19 biennium;

PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE
•       University District Gateway Bridge: $8.5 million in 2017-19 biennium;
•       Triangle Truss Bridge in Riverfront Park: $300,000 in 2017-19 biennium;
RAIL
•       West Plains/Spokane International Airport Rail Development: $2.0 million in 2017-19 biennium.

© 2017 KREM-TV


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