McMorris Rodgers Announces $1.25 Million Grant for Spokane Valley Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2019) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced the approval of a $1.25 million grant from the Department of Transportation for the Spokane Valley Pines Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project.

“Thank you, Secretary Chao and the Trump administration, for your commitment to investing in Eastern Washington infrastructure,” said Cathy. “This project will revitalize the Pines Road area by attracting new businesses and improving the flow of vehicle and train traffic, bringing an estimated $1.3 billion in total economic output. Congratulations to the City of Spokane Valley. This grant is a testament to your commitment to improving our community for generations to come.”

“These investments in intercity passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, make grade crossings safer and improve service reliability,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

NOTE: This grant marks more than $145 million in infrastructure funding that Cathy has helped secure during the Trump administration for Eastern Washington, including $9 million in funding for Spokane Valley’s Barker Road Project, $53 million for the Spokane Central City Line, and more than $57 million in grant funding for Eastern Washington airports.

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