The Washington State Department of Transportation informed Public Works via letter dated March 11, 2009 that Jefferson County is to receive $358,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to apply toward a two-mile ashphalt overlay project on Center Road.
The ARRA funds are at 100% (i.e., require no local match). The County will also apply other Federal funds through the Surface Transportation Program regional allocation (with a 13.5% local match) to complete the project.
The ARRA transportation improvement funds channeled through the State of Washington are for "shovel ready" projects. The Center Road overlay (phase 4) will be completed in 2009. The asphalt overlay will rehabilitate and preserve the roadway section between milepost 2.3 and milepost 4.3. Center Road is classified as a Rural Major Collector and a T-3 Freight and Goods route.
More information about ARRA-funded transportation improvements can be found on the Federal Highway Adminstration website.