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Two road projects listed for state funds


September 13, 2018

Whitman County commissioners approved Sept. 4 what Public Works has listed for its latest Rural Arterial Program (RAP) final prospectus.

Done every two years, the prospectus has a limit of five country road projects to submit for state funding.

Whitman County has listed two nominees.

Pullman Airport Road is named for addition of a turn lane running its whole length. Johnson Road and Johnson Cut-Off Road are listed for two-and-a-half inches of hot mix asphalt overlay.

The county competes among nine other counties in Washington’s northeast region for the state RAP funding.

In June, representatives from Olympia visited Whitman County to score the pavement conditions of each of five nominated projects.

Grading results will be revealed in October at a meeting of the County Road Administration Board in Olympia with a final decision next April on what projects will be funded.

The money comes from state gas tax revenues.

Whitman County’s original list of five projects included two segments of Green Hollow Road for reconstruction and Johnson Road to Sand Road, also for reconstruction, which would have included widening.

These were dropped due to initial pavement grading, traffic levels, accident history and other factors.


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