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Murray Announces Over $5 Million for the Spokane Corridor Project

Apr 10 2002

Grants will improve area's transportation needs, reduce commute time

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced $5,826,000 in federal grant money for the US 395 Spokane Corridor Project.

The grants, provided by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, which is funded by Senator Murray's Transportation spending bill, will be used to support construction and key infrastructure improvements to attract business and facilitate future transit-oriented development projects in the region.

"I am pleased to announce these grants for transportation needs in greater Spokane," Senator Murray said. "These federal dollars will address critical highway safety needs on U.S. 395 in North Spokane. These funds will also improve commute times and facilitate necessary transportation improvements. I know that these projects will make a real difference for families and communities in the Spokane area."

Senator Murray secured $6 million in earmarked funding for the US 395 Spokane Corridor Project in the fiscal year 2002 Transportation spending bill.