On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Executive Board voted unanimously in favor of funding the Sultan Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge project.
Sultan City Councilmembers Russell Wiita and Christina Sivewright attended the executive board meeting, which took place at PSRC headquarters in downtown Seattle. The two were joined by Sultan Public Works Director Nate Morgan and Grants Coordinator Chris Hendrickson. The project will receive $2.5 million in construction funding through the PSRC’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), with construction slated to begin sometime this summer.
The bridge design was funded in 2012 with an STP grant administered by the PSRC in the amount of $417,229, plus an additional $100,000 legislative proviso from the Washington State Legislature. The city will match the TAP grant funding with over $1 million in city funds generated through impact and REET fees. The total cost of construction is estimated at just over $3.5 million.
The project was eligible for the award based on criteria outlined in the TAP’s “Bicycle and Pedestrian” category. The city of Sultan was one of 12 agencies recommended for funding, out of a total of 64 applications. The city graciously thanks the community for flooding the PSRC with a notable number of comments in support of the bridge! We truly appreciate the community’s time, dedication and support!
For more information about the bridge, please visit the city website at: https://ci.sultan.wa.us/support-needed-for-the-sultan-pedestrian-and-bicycle-bridge-project/.