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No fed grant for Barker project

08/19/2016

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

The Spokane Valley City Council learned Tuesday that the city of Spokane Valley did not qualify for a federal grant for the proposed Barker Road grade-separation project.

The city applied for a U.S. Department of Transportation grant in April, looking for a share of the $500 million TIGER VIII funds for projects across the country.

Two of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery projects that received funding are on the west side: $10 million went to the Port of Everett South Terminal Modernization Project and another $7.3 million to the Portland Marine Terminal Freight and Jobs Access Project in Portland, Ore.

The city also applied for TIGER grants in 2014 and 2015 for similar “Bridging the Valley” projects, which would grade-separate railroad crossings to improve traffic and safety. It would also mean that train whistles would not be necessary at the improved crossings.

City staffers said they anticipate applying again in the future and will discuss with USDOT representatives how to make Spokane Valley’s application stronger and more likely to receive funding.

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