Town awarded Transportation Improvement Board grants to improve Marguerite Place and Nash Street

Marguerite Place and Nash Street will undergo major improvements in the next two years thanks to $1,469,783 in grant funding awarded to the Town by the state’s Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).  Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

In addition to rebuilding the existing roadway, sidewalks will be added to one side of Marguerite from Spring Street to Park Street giving pedestrians a safer route to nearby schools and the public library.  Curbs, gutters, and streetlights will be installed along with upgraded storm drainage.

Nash Street will be extended from Market Street to Spruce Street with the construction of a new roadway.  This major cut-through will come with improvements similar to Marguerite with new sidewalks on one side, curbs, gutters, streetlights, and proper storm drainage.  The Nash project will also aid the walkability of the town with additional access between Argyle, Market, and Mullis Street businesses.

The Town is receiving $800,000 in grant funding for the Marguerite project, and the remaining $700,000 needed to complete the project will come from the Town’s capital improvement fund.  The TIB is contributing $669,783 for Nash Street which is approximately 85% of the cost of the project.  The balance will be paid by the Town.

The Town has previously used TIB grants for projects including improvements to Blair Avenue, Tucker Avenue, Web, First, and Mullis streets. The state legislature created the Transportation Improvement Board to foster state investment in quality city and county transportation projects.  Funding for TIB grants comes from a three-cent statewide gas tax. 

Questions regarding these projects may be directed to Town Administrator Duncan Wilson at duncanw@fridayharbor.org.

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 5:39 am by

Categories: Government, Transportation

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