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Press Release of Senator Cantwell
Cantwell Statement on Federal Grant Secured to Replace South Park Bridge in King County
Friday, October 15,2010
SEATTLE, WA – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of a $34 million TIGER II grant going to King County for the construction of a new South Park Bridge. The grant represents the final funding needed to move forward with construction, which is expected to cost $130.8 million and could take two to three years.
“I congratulate Seattle and King County for their success in acquiring the federal funding necessary to replace the torn down South Park Bridge. Not only does this project provide immediate construction jobs, it will also ensure the long-term economic vitality of the South Park neighborhood by reopening a key commerce transportation route.The new bridge will improve transportation safety, decrease travel times, and speed the delivery of goods and services while contributing to area job growth and economic development for years to come.”