Five projects totaling more than $5.7 million will be undertaken in Klickitat County as part of Washingÿton's economic recovery efÿfort.
Two of the stimulus-fundÿed projects are on a list of 34 construction projects put toÿgether by the Washington State Department of Transÿportation and approved by Gov. Christine Gregoire. These two asphalt preservaÿtion projects combined will cost about $4.91 million out of WSDOT's $341.4 million allocation.
Klickitat County the govÿernment will receive $803,517--from a local proÿjects pot of $152,101,154--for its three projects under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARÿRA). Statewide, 147 city and county highway/bridge projects were selected to reÿceive stimulus money.
Following are snapshots of each of the Klickitat County projects, as deÿscribed at recovery.wa.gov:
State Route 14 in Cliffs Road vicinity to Chamberÿlain/Goodnoe Road --
$1.11 million to chip seal 6 miles of SR 14 between Wishram Heights and Roosevelt.
Contractor crews will beÿgin resurfacing work in earÿly June and WSDOT expects them to complete the asÿphalt preservation project by August.
The project, fully funded by ARRA, will create six jobs, repair damage and exÿtend the life of the roadway, and "improves safety for drivers by creating a highly skid-resistant surface and reducing glare."
U.S.97 in Centerville viÿcinity to Bickleton Road and Satus Pass --
$3.80 million to pave 12 miles of U.S. 97, a major freight route, through Goldendale and over Satus Pass.
Contractor crews will beÿgin resurfacing work in June, with project compleÿtion by September.
The ARRA-funded project will create 39 jobs and result in "a safer, smoother drivÿing surface" and "strengthÿens the road surface to hanÿdle heavier traffic."
South Columbus Avenue --
$535,000 to Klickitat County for resurfacing 2.39 miles of South Columbus Avenue, from milepost 0.77 to milepost 3.16.
The Goldendale-area proÿject includes an overlay, miÿnor safety improvements and an improved delineaÿtion of a truck route on the two-lane county road.
Bickleton Highway --
$255,000 to Klickitat County for resurfacing 2.75 miles of Bickleton Highway, from milepost 6.90 to milepost 9.65.
The project's scope of work includes an overlay, minor safety improvements and an upgraded delineaÿtion of a truck route on the two-lane county road.
Foster Loop Trail --
$13,517 to Klickitat County for Phase I of Foster Loop Trail development.
The enhancement project in the Goldendale area is intended to improve the walkway along county roads, within existing rights-of-way.
In Skamania County, two projects received ARRA funding: Cascade Drive Peÿdestrian Walkway, $13,800, pedestrian improvement; and Wind River Road (MP 0.00 to MP 1.00), $307,061, asphalt preservation.
The walkway project inÿvolves the rehabilitation of an asphalt pathway section along Cascade Drive from Hot Springs to Greenleaf in the City of North Bonneÿville. The project will inÿclude segment repairs, asÿphalt overlay of the 8-foot wide path, and processing of gravel shoulders.
The Wind River project calls for a hot mix asphalt overlay of one mile of the two-lane county road. The project will include paving driveway and street apÿproach aprons, and processÿing gravel shoulders.