$100,000state grant awarded to city of Blaine

Published on Thu, Dec 1, 2005 by ara Nelson

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$100,000 state grant awarded to city of Blaine

By Tara Nelson

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (WSTIB), a state organization that distributes grant money for local transportation improvement projects, awarded $100,000 to the city of Blaine this month to be put toward extending Semiahmoo Parkway path trail to Mallard Street in west Blaine.

The WSTIB estimates the total cost of the project at approximately $131,760. This will fund a six-foot asphalt pathway along the east side of Semiahmoo Parkway from Mallard Street to the existing trail on Semiahmoo Parkway. The new pathway will be separated from the traffic lanes by an asphalt curb to increase pedestrian safety.

The grant money is funded by revenue from the statewide gas tax, and is used to fund projects throughout the state.