WSDOT advertised a Spokane area highway project using surplus funds from low bids on stimulus projects. Contractors broke ground on the I-5 HOV lane expansion in Pierce County as construction began on the state’s largest Recovery Act highway project to date. Prime contractors for state highway Recovery Act projects have exceeded the goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation to date and three projects have been awarded to DBEs as prime contractors. WSDOT applied for a Recovery Act-funded energy grant and is preparing grant applications for high speed passenger rail projects.
The Westport Shipyard evacuated their Westport Structures this morning, due to a bomb threat
The Hoquiam Office confirms the the Wesport office sent most of the employees home for the day, some administrative staff remained until the threat was assessed by the Westport police department.
Chief William Gibson told us "all the buildings have been gone through, nothing was found, at this point it doesn't appear to be a credible report... you take these things seriously"
The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad was notifiedshortly after the bomb threat was discovered this morning, written on one of the stalls in a men's restroom.
The Hoquiam Shipyard remains open on their regular schedule, the Westport yard will remain closed overnight.