TIB Awards Over $500k for Bishop Resurfacing

TIB Awards Over One-Half Million for Bishop Boulevard Resurfacing Project
Posted on 12/12/2022
PULLMAN, WA—The Washington state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) awarded a $554,331 grant to the City of Pullman that will help fund a Bishop Boulevard resurfacing project planned for the summer of 2023.

As one of 26 projects awarded statewide under the TIB’s Arterial Preservation Program (APP), the project’s scope is to resurface a one-mile-stretch on Bishop Boulevard from Fairmount Drive to Main Street/State Route 270. Work for the project will concentrate on the main travel lanes, with select treatment only of the existing two-way left turn lane.

The grant is estimated to provide more than 75% of the total funding, assuming a projected cost of $713,205. The Public Works Arterial Streets Budget will fund the remainder.

“We are very grateful for this TIB funding, allowing us to proactively maintain our arterial, high traffic volume streets,” said Shawn Kohtz, Public Works director for the City of Pullman. “The Public Works team understands that this project may overlap with Project Downtown Pullman, and if it does, every effort will be made to mitigate travel impacts.”

The Pullman City Council unanimously authorized execution of the grant application submission on August 9, 2022.

On December 2, 2022, the TIB reported that they fulfilled 173 street and multi-modal improvement grants across Washington for a total that eclipsed $126 million.

The TIB funds high priority transportation projects in communities throughout Washington state to enhance the movement of people, goods, and services.

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