Woodland receives two transportation grants



Washington’s Transportation Improvement Board has awarded Woodland with two grants worth more than $2.2 million for road construction work.

A $2 million grant will go toward the reconstruction of the East Scott Avenue and state Highway 503 intersection.

The work will include intersection modifications, sidewalks, lighting and utility improvements. It will require the city to provide a match of $233,000.

That project, with a 2015 completion date, is one of Woodland’s top priorities in its Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan.

The city adopted the plan in 2011 and it went into effect this year.

Another $260,000 grant will be used to repave East Scott Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to state Highway 503. That project is scheduled to be completed in 2013, and the city will match the cost with $50,000.