Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 3rd, 2009 at 1:41 pm
(Lots of talk about stimulus funds around here lately. Hope you're staying with me).
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) may get the largest chunk of federal stimulus money (about $232 million last time I checked), but Metro also gets a piece of the pie -- $38 million to be exact. That's a much smaller piece, but Metro is more likely than ODOT to fund non-highway projects.
Metro's list (download PDF here) includes projects all over the greater Portland region, including paving and repairs to major arterials (and bike thoroughfares) like SE Madison and SE Hawthorne.
Metro Council will adopt the final project list at their meeting this week (3/5) and they're accepting comments until the end of business today. Head over to their website if you'd like to comment.Email This Post Possibly related posts
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