FOB Tacoma

NOTICE: FOB Tacoma has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved FOB Tacoma.
Visit the new section.

Stimulus money will repair infrastructure at Fort Lewis

Post by Scott Fontaine on April 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
April 28, 2009 1:25 pm

More than $50 million in stimulus money is coming to Fort Lewis.

The Department of Defense has allocated $54.696 million to the Army post for infrastructure repairs, including upgrades to roads, small-arms ranges and heat-distribution piping. The money is part of the $787 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“Investing in our military infrastructure here in Washington state is absolutely critical as we work toward economic recovery,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said in a statement. “This funding will provide a boost to our economy while ensuring that our men and women in Fort Lewis have safe and modern facilities.”

Here’s how some of the money will be spent:

Small-arms range repairs: $1.5 million

Major range road repairs: $2.226 million

Heat distribution piping repairs: $10.57 million

Transformers and vaults repairs/replacements: $2 million

Fire suppression systems repairs/upgrades: $3.5 million

Boiler plants stack replacements: $3.4 million

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to