I-90 project at Ellensburg first with stimulus - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

I-90 project at Ellensburg first with stimulus

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - The Transportation Department says a paving project starting on Interstate 90 at Ellensburg is the first in the state funded by federal stimulus money.

The four-mile project beginning Monday is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will create 25 jobs.

Washington state is administering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments with an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Gregoire created a new Web site, www.recovery.wa.gov, so every Washingtonian can see where tax dollars are going and hold government accountable for the results. Visit the main American Recovery and Reinvestment Act here: http://www.recovery.gov/.

Spokane County to receive $10.4 million in federal funds for transportation projects

(3/23/09) Gov. Chris Gregoire Monday announced that she certified 138 transportation projects, which makes them ready to receive funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The state is expected to receive $551 million dollars from the federal stimulus package to help pay for the certified projects.

"We promised that we would expedite the certification process, and now 138 transportation projects are ready to go," Gregoire said. "Our partnership with the Obama administration is working smoothly as shown by how quickly we are getting the federal stimulus funding moving through our economy."

Infrastructure project certifications enable the governor to confirm to the federal government that construction projects - roads, water systems and others - have received the review required by law and represent an appropriate investment of taxpayer dollars.

To learn more about these transportation projects, visit: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/funding/stimulus.

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