North Spokane Corridor gets $35 million under TIGER program - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

North Spokane Corridor gets $35 million under TIGER program



















SPOKANE, Wash. - Four months after a Spokane group traveled to Washington D.C. to request funds to extend the North Spokane Corridor, Senator Patty Murray announced the project will be receiving $35 million in additional funding.

Wednesday, Washington Senator Patty Murray and Governor Gregoire announced the North Spokane Freeway project will receive $35 million under the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program.

The project creates a thoroughfare through the city of Spokane connecting I-90 with Highway 395, north of the city.

When completed, the North Spokane Corridor will be a 60-mile per hour, limited access highway with a direct connection to I-90 just west of the existing Thor/Freya Interchange.

One of the benefits of the corridor is that it doesn't have conflicts with schools, parks, shopping areas, or pedestrians, but has reasonable access to these areas.

The $35 million will extend the freeway an additional 3.5 miles.

"This project is consistent with Senator Murray's support for this region's future economic growth," said Rich Hadley, President and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated.

Hadley was part of the Spokane group that traveled to D.C. in October to request the money.

"This project offers a new route to benefit the counties north of us, a new freight corridor removing trucks from city arterials, and spin-off business and industry jobs for the adjacent Hillyard community," he said.

Governor Gregoire submitted the project as part of Washington state's TIGER application to complement the $559 million in state funds already invested for the corridor.

Construction on the project started in August 2001 and with the first section having opened to traffic in August 2009.

The grants were awarded competitively by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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