Everywhere You Look – The Road is Blocked

Have you noticed in the past six months that it seems everywhere you drive in Clark County there is road construction ?  Don Wagner – Regional administrator at the Washington State  Depratment of Transportation outlined the $75 million in projects that were underway or competed in 2011, and the $114 million in exisiting or new contracts for 2012 in his break out session at the Economic Forecast breakfast last week.  The majoity of these projects should be completed by 2013, so we get a shot in the arm to  our local economy during that time, and an improved system, but many unanswered questions about how our needs get funded in the future.  These along with projects in Downtown Vancouver by the City will be a regular part of our commutes over the next few years.

--Jiw West