County Getting Federal Funding to Improve Transportation Safety

Mason County is one of 46 agencies across Washington receiving a portion of more than $48 Million in federal highway safety improvement funds. The County is getting $265,864 to improve clear zone on Bear Creek Dewatto Road, $291,179 to improve and upgrade guardrails at Arcadia Road and Bear Creek Dewatta Road, and $90,000 to develop a county road safety plan. WSDOT’s Local Programs provides the federal safety money to jurisdictions in Washington for engineering solutions that reduce fatal and serious injury collisions. WSDOT received 89 applications, representing $110 million in project needs. All proposed projects were evaluated against crash data involving serious injury and fatal crashes. Successful projects were those that could achieve the highest safety benefit with the lowest cost.