No INFRA Grant For Confluence Parkway, City Will Apply Again

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It was originally a maxim that gained popularity in the early part of the 19th century to encourage American schoolchildren to do their homework. These days the saying is befitting to efforts towards relieving traffic congestion in Wenatchee, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.


The City of Wenatchee has been seeking funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Confluence Parkway, part of the North Wenatchee Transportation Master Plan, whose goal is to alleviate traffic concerns specifically in the North Wenatchee corridor.

Funding for the $125 million project would come in part from the US DOT’s Infrastructure grant program, known as INFRA grant, along with state matching funds. The City of Wenatchee will apply again next year for an INFRA grant to fund the Confluence Parkway Project.

This year, only one project in Washington, a $4.5 million project in Union Gap in South Yakima, received funding through the INFRA grant program.

Learn more about Confluence Parkway at the city’s website. And check out our full interview with Steve King here.

Learn more about Goodwin Road Bridge replacement at the county’s website.

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