Washington Governor Jay Inslee yesterday signed the 2017-2019 State Transportation Budget Bill that includes a long list of projects benefiting the Spokane region. The budget continues full funding for the North Spokane Corridor and STA’s Central City Line, as well as new funding for improved bus service on the N. Monroe to S. Regal Corridor, a new Transit Station at Spokane Falls Community College, resurfacing the Triangle Truss pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park, and many other projects.
Here’s an overview of Spokane-area projects funded in the 2017-2019 Transportation Budget:
- North Spokane Corridor/US 395 Project: $75.1 million in 2017-19 biennium, $809.9 million in the following five biennia;
- I-90, Medical Lake & Geiger Interchanges: $4.0 million in 2017-19 biennium, $22.6 million in the following two biennia;
- US 2/Division & Browne Paving Project from I-90 to Euclid Ave.: $4.0 million in 2017-19 biennium;
- SR 290/Trent Paving Project from Hamilton St. to Mission Ave.: $2.1 million in 2017-19 biennium;
- I-90, Spokane Area Traffic Volume Collection study: $600,000 in 2017-19 biennium;
- N. Monroe/S. Regal Line High Performance Transit Corridor Improvements (Spokane Transit): $3.9 million in 2017-19 biennium;
- Central City Line (Spokane Transit): $8.2 million in 2017-19 biennium, $6 million in the following two biennia;
- Spokane Falls CC Transit Station (Spokane Transit): $2.1 million in 2017-19 biennium;
- University District Gateway Bridge: $8.5 million in 2017-19 biennium;
- Triangle Truss Bridge in Riverfront Park: $300,000 in 2017-19 biennium;
- West Plains/Spokane International Airport Rail Development: $2.0 million in 2017-19 biennium.