OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today announced approval of a $40,000 grant to the City of Tekoa to support a feasibility study for a truck bypass. If built, the bypass would remove truck traffic from Tekoa’s main street and business district improving public safety and business development opportunities.
The study will examine the potential to improve public health and safety by reducing seasonal traffic through the downtown and attract, retain and grow value-added agriculture operations and transportation and logistics businesses. The Transportation Improvement Board is working with the city and CERB funds are matched by $11,200 in local funding.
“This is another great example of how CERB assists communities throughout the state in creating infrastructure that supports locally driven economic development strategies,” said CERB Chair Mark Urdahl.
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