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