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Apple Loop Byway Not Selected For INFRA Grant, City Will Re-Apply This Fall

It was a long shot, but one local officials thought they could achieve. However $150 million in federal transportation funding will have to wait.
Earlier this month, Senator Maria Cantwell’s office informed the City of Wenatchee and other local cities and businesses involved that their INFRA grant request was not awarded.…

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$250 Million Could Reshape Lower Wenatchee Valley Transportation

confluence-parkway-2 The City of Wenatchee partnered with several entities around the region to apply for a federal grant to help improve traffic on both side of the Columbia River.

The “transportation circle” as it is called will see some major changes over the next few years, especially if $150 million in federal funding gets approved.…

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New Stats Show Chelan-Douglas Area’s Dependency on Highways 97, 28

Jeff Wilkens, Executive Director of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the critical freight corridors coming in and out of the area – primarily Highway 97 (Blewett Pass) and Highways 28/281 (East Wenatchee, Quincy, George).
Wilkens speaks to the proposal to expand SR 28/281 to a four-lane interstate, including why its high price tag might keep it from happening.…

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Funding for Local Transportation Projects In Flux

The possibility of raising the gas tax within Chelan and Douglas Counties was officially floated at Thursday’s meeting of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council. Their Executive Director Jeff Wilkins tells KOHO the reason for potentially raising rates at the pump is driven primarily by a lack of funding for basic road servicing and improvements within the two county area.…

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Chelan to Conduct Traffic Study for Woodin Ave. Bridge

The questions isn’t Should there be upgrades, the question is What kind of upgrades. For anyone that lives in or has visited Chelan, you’ve probably traveled over the Woodin Ave. Bridge, the 90-year-old crossing of the Chelan River at the foot of Lake Chelan. While the structure is still considered sound, it is in need of some critical concrete, lighting and pedestrian improvements.…

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