HOQUIAM, Wash – The City of Hoquiam has received two grants totaling $469,000 from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board to address street and sidewalk improvements in accordance with our Hometown Hoquiam Plan.
The grant money will be used to repave the dilapidated pavement on N Street between Emerson and 5th. As part of our match, the City will install new ADA ramps on those N Street intersections.
This new grant money along with the $1,000,000 in grant money that the city is currently using to replace the crumbling sidewalks on K Street as well as our unique and successful neighborhood sidewalk program go a long way to improving safety and walk-ability in Hoquiam.
In addition, with the new TIB funding for Gable Park, the City will complete a $500,000 project to install walkways, drainage and access with only $5,000 of city investment.
I am very proud of the accomplishments of our staff to develop successful grant applications that are beneficial to our community. Street and sidewalk improvements were a high priority in our several Hometown Hoquiam meetings a number of years ago. Over the past few years we have made substantial progress in addressing not only sidewalks and streets but also abatement of dangerous buildings, cleaning up neighborhoods, community policing, beautification, and updating aging infrastructure.
The City of Hoquiam has again shown how we can come together to get things done.