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Mike Hope votes for shovel-ready projects along Highway 9

 

March 9, 2012



This evening the House passed Substitute House Bill 2190, a supplemental transportation budget that will dedicate millions of dollars in new construction and improvements along Highway 9, I-5 and State Route 528. Rep.

Mike Hope, who represents the 44th District, voted in support of the measure.

Some of the key projects funded in this year’s budget include:

$2 million for structural upkeep of the Snohomish River Bridge;

over $2 million in new construction and improvement to Highway 9, including adding lanes from Lundeen Parkway to State Route 92 in Lake Stevens; $8 million in dedicated future funds for intersection improvements to Highway 9 and State Route 528 in Marysville; and $10 million of dedicated future funds for the improvement of the intersection at Highway 9 and 84th Ave. NE in Marysville.

“I am proud to see that we were able to pass a bipartisan transportation budget that focused on transportation accessibility and safety throughout our district. This new funding, which is focused around the Highway 9 corridor, will help address the transportation needs of the most congested roads and highways in our county. Moreover, this budget creates shovel-ready jobs for our struggling economy, helping to revitalize the badly damaged construction sector while putting folks back to work,” said Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens.

 

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