State invests nearly $153 million in public infrastructure projects
Funds from the Public Works Trust Fund will improve public health and
safety in 46 Washington communities
OLYMPIA - The Public Works Board today announced the approval of
$152,781,000 for 58 public infrastructure construction projects around
"In December 2011, Governor Gregoire adopted the Board's recommended
loan list of infrastructure projects in her capital budget proposal,"
said Stan Finkelstein, Chair of the Public Works Board. "Over the past
four months, we have worked very closely with the Governor and the state
Legislature to finalize the list of construction-ready projects that was
included in the 2012 Supplemental Capital Budget signed today."
Chair Finkelstein said the 58 projects on the list will benefit 46
communities, create more than 1600 jobs, and improve drinking water,
sanitary sewers, storm water, and solid waste systems. Local governments
will use the funding to upgrade these systems, improve public health and
safety, respond to environmental issues, and promote economic
"Local infrastructure investments, such as these by the Public Works
Board, protect the safety of our citizens, create needed jobs, and lay
the foundation for our future prosperity," said Camas City Administrator
Lloyd Halverson. The low interest loans from the state Public works
Trust Fund will help the city pay for a new drinking water reservoir and
a sewer transmission main.
The complete list of projects is detailed at:
Established in 1985, the Public Works Board administers the Public Works
Trust Fund, a revolving loan fund that offers low-interest loans to help
local governments and special purpose districts finance critical public
works projects. The Public Works Board receives administrative support
from the Washington State Department of Commerce. For more information
about the Department of Commerce, visit http://www.commerce.wa.gov
<http://www.commerce.wa.gov> . For more information on the Public Works
Board, visit http://www.pwb.wa.gov <http://www.pwb.wa.gov> .