Washington state receives $100M in RAISE grants to improve local, regional infrastructure

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Washington state recently received nearly $100 million in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants.

The grants will be used for infrastructure projects with local or regional impact.

The Lummi Island Ferry Replacement and System Modernization Project in Whatcom County received $25 million. Funding will be used to replace the aging ferry that connects Lummi Island to the mainland with a battery-hybrid vessel.

The Poplar Way Bridge Project in Lynnwood received $25 million toward constructing the six-lane Lynnwood Poplar Way Bridge over I-5. It will support car, bike, and pedestrian traffic. The bridge is expected to reduce congestion in the city, provide an alternate route for emergency vehicles, and provide access to the Lynnwood Link light rail when it opens in 2024.

The Pines Road/Burlington Northern Santa Fe Grade Separation Project in Spokane Valley received $21.7 million. Funding will be used to build a roundabout at the intersection of Pines Road and Trent Road, a new rail underpass at Pines Road, and a parking lot.

The Bothell Way Multimodal Improvement project in Bothell received $19 million to improve the city’s transportation system and address critical safety concerns.

Washington has received 11 other RAISE grants over the last five years.