“This grade crossing is one of the busiest along the BNSF railroad line in the entire state of Washington, and it creates a real hardship for the Washougal community,” U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said in a press release. “When a train blocks the crossing, emergency vehicles can’t get through, and traffic backs up onto State Route 14.”
Scott thanked the entire Washington delegation, including U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., but specifically singled out Cantwell, who authored the program as part of the 2021 infrastructure law.
“This funding for Washougal is a really big deal, and it will be put to good use, helping reconnect neighborhoods and delivering all kinds of major infrastructure improvements,” Murray said in a press release.
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