ABERDEEN AND HOQUIAM “COME TOGETHER” TO BRIDGE THE MYRTLE STREET DIVIDE

Myrtle Street is the dividing line between the cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam.

But thanks to a unique parnership between the two cities, funds are being received to repair that road.

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board has awarded $177,900 to widen, repair and enhance Myrtle Street from Cherry to Port Industrial Road.

The Myrtle Street Project was a joint application submitted by Mayor Bill Simpson and Mayor Jack Durney back in August.

Aberdeen will function as the lead agency for the project by providing project engineering and management.

The cities will work together on traffic control, construction of new ADA ramps, new sidewalk, and utility adjustments.

The City of Aberdeen has also received $307,150 from the TIB for improvements on State Street while Hoquiam has been allocated $227,638 to repair 16th Street from Riverside to Broadway.

Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney says this project is a prime example of teamwork and combining resources during tough economic times.

Mayor Bill Simpson says working together is very important especially in the economic realities of the World.

Both cities have been struggling with adequate funding to improve roads and these grants will make a significant positive impact.

 

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