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County using grants for road projects

August 19th, 2014 - 5:49am

(Port Angeles) - Clallam County's Public Works Department appeared at Monday's commissioner work session to advise the commissioners of a biennial grant program that provides a savings to Clallam County when certain roads are in need of repair.

A Washington State Gas Tax provides funding for the Rural Arterial Program which in turn, provides funds for road repairs to counties within Washington. Clallam County competes with seven other counties for these funds. Ross Tyler, the county engineer, says that these funds are available for specific types of county roads.

Tyler said that Monday's appearance before the board was a reminder that the looming application deadline for these funds comes up on September 4th, and two county roads have already been singled out for repair.

Tyler said that the Rural Arterial Program has a match amount that can vary between 10% to 70%, but typically Clallam County has been able to acquire the funds with a match that is 10% or less.

Edgewood Drive and Dry Creek Road, where these funds will be applied, are already part of the County's 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan.

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