Project Cost & Funding

Project Funding   
Due to project funding constraints, the Project Technical Committee has been preparing cost scenarios and evaluating construction alternatives for completing components of the project with currently available federal, state and local funding.

Funding Summary  Amount
Total Federal Funds $32,860,720
Total State Funds $45,000,000
Total Local Funds $7,152,913
Total Federal / State / Local Funding $85,013,633
 
Interim Two-Lane Highway   
An alternate interim phase under consideration would include the acquisition of all right-of-way required for the complete four-lane project, complete the archaeological and cultural resource mitigation phases, complete final engineering design which would provide for the grading of four-lanes between Highway 151/61 to Highway 20, pave two-lane highway between Highway 151/61 to Highway 20, partial interchanges at Highway 151/61 and at Highway 20, and a temporary at-grade intersection at North Cascade Road. The preliminary cost projection for the interim two-lane highway is $116.7 million.

2-Lane Interim, Grade 4-Lanes, Pave 2-Lane, Highway 20 to 61/151  $116,700,000
Total Federal / State / Local Funding  $85,000,000
Interim Project, 2-Lane Highway - Funding Gap  $31,700,000


At current funding levels, there is a $32 million funding shortfall for the Southwest Arterial to complete the interim 2-lane highway between Highway 20 and Highway 61/151.

Four-Lane Freeway   
The interim two-lane highway would function until future additional funding is available to complete the remaining two-lanes and construct full interchanges which would fully complete the four-lane divided freeway and should provide a reasonable level of traffic service through the year 2015. The preliminary cost projection for the complete four-lane freeway project is $135,000,000.

Complete Project, 4-Lanes Freeway, Highway 20 to 61/151 $135,000,000
Total Federal / State / Local Funding $85,000,000
Complete Project, 4-Lane Freeway - Funding Gap $50,000,000

At current funding levels, there is a $50 million funding shortfall for the Southwest Arterial to complete the full build four- lane freeway project between Hwy 20 and Hwy 61/151.

Future Funding Initiatives
This southwest Arterial project continues to be a top priority; therefore, other strategies are being evaluated to insure that this project moves forward.