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Stimulus money will repair infrastructure at Fort Lewis

Post by Scott Fontaine on April 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm with No Comments »
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

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