Statement from Gov Inslee regarding federal assistance for Skagit bridge repairs

June 13, 2013

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Governor Jay Inslee’s statement in response to the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration announcement that it is releasing $15.6 million in Emergency Relief funding to provide support for repairing the I-5 Skagit bridge.

“I applaud FHWA’s swift action and Washington’s Congressional delegation for their work in ensuring that Interstate 5, a major artery of Washington’s economic system, is repaired quickly,” said Governor Jay Inslee. “These federal funds are essential to getting both short-term and long-term fixes in place for Skagit Valley’s families, businesses and the 71,000 travelers who depend on I-5 daily.”

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