DelBene Announces Infrastructure Tour Across First District
Will Highlight Local Projects in Need of Federal Funding
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced the start of an infrastructure tour of the first congressional district to get a firsthand look at local projects that could help drive economic growth and support good-paying jobs in the region. She plans to visit project sites across the first congressional district over the next year. The first three stops of DelBene’s tour will occur this Wednesday in Snohomish and King counties.
“There are many roads, rails, bridges and tunnels across Washington state that are in need of improvements. Making these critical investments will not only improve our infrastructure, it will bolster our economy by adding good-paying jobs for middle class families. I look forward to hearing from people on the ground and taking their message back to Washington, D.C. where I will keep fighting for more infrastructure dollars for our region,” said DelBene, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
DelBene will first tour the 405-522/527 improvement project in Bothell that would widen I-405 through the SR 522 interchange and build direct access ramps to the express toll lanes to help ease congestion. She’ll then visit US 2 Trestle in Everett that is in need of maintenance to ease the heavy traffic and the high volume of accidents. Finally, DelBene will see the Totem Lake Connector Bridge project site in Kirkland, which upon completion will be a bicycle and pedestrian bridge connecting two ends of the Cross Kirkland Corridor that is currently divided by a complicated intersection.
DelBene is Vice-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. She represents Washington’s first congressional district, which includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.