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June 30, 2003
$280,000 part of federal TEA-21 funds to stimulate the economy
SKAGIT COUNTY Skagit County will receive $280,000 of federal funds for repairs and modifications to the South Fork Bridge over the Skagit River near Conway. During the May meeting of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) May Bridge Replacement Advisory Committee (BRAC), the project was approved pending a preliminary project site overview. That review has been completed and Federal Bridge Replacement funds have been approved.
The funding requires a 20 percent local match from Skagit County of $70,000. Findings and recommendations for the project include:
Funding for this project is derived from the Transportation Efficiency Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21) emphasizing accelerated selection, approval, and construction of projects to help stimulate the economy.
Last year, we were able to re-paint the Swinomish Bridge with BRAC funding. We anticipate another successful project for the South Fork Bridge, said Skagit County Assistant Engineer Steve Flude.