U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced today  that a $14.3 grant was awarded for infrastructure improvements to Geiger Boulevard on Spokane’s West Plains area. The competitive grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD program and will support several key upgrades to the area that will improve freight and vehicle travel times, increase safety, and spur continued economic development in the greater Spokane region.“This is a major win for the greater Spokane region. As local infrastructure needs evolve with Spokane’s steady growth, federal investments in projects like Geiger Boulevard will upgrade our roads and prepare our communities for the future. I’m proud to see our work in Congress pay off for Spokane-area residents and business,” said Senator Murray. “Overhauling the transportation infrastructure at Geiger Boulevard paves the way to bring nearly 3,000 new jobs and over 600 new housing units in Spokane County. When complete, this project will help businesses throughout the region grow, boost the economy, and create new jobs,” said Senator Cantwell. In addition, today Senators Murray and Cantwell also announced an additional multi-million dollar BUILD grant that will support key improvements to the Palouse River and Coulee City (PCC) Rail System. More information on the federal award is available HERE.