FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Vancouver, Washington -- The Skamania County Transportation Policy Committee announces that through a regionally coordinated and cooperative process, the City of Stevenson has been granted $1,049,827 million in Rural Economic Vitality (REV) funding for transportation improvements to Second Street. Participants in the Skamania County Transportation Policy Committee include Washington Department of Transportation, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, Skamania County, Port of Skamania, and the Cities of Stevenson and North Bonneville.
The REV Program will provide federal funds for roadway improvements that foster economic development for rural areas and state community empowerment zones. The goal of the program is to facilitate a rapid response to roadway improvements for emerging economic opportunities in rural counties and specified urban pockets of poverty.
On October 21, 1999 the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) met and selected projects to receive statewide competitive funding. Listed below is a brief description of the Stevenson projects, which will receive REV funding:
- SR-14 Stevenson Couplet Completion, City of Stevenson. This project will improve Second Street through Downtown Stevenson, including paving, drainage, street lighting, sidewalks, and landscaping. In addition, this project will construct a public parking area off of Second Street. REV Funds $1,049,827, Total Project Cost $1,266,418.
For more information:
Mary Ann Duncan-Cole, Stevenson, 509-427-5970
Dale Robins, RTC, 360-397-6067