Washington • Clark County
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Note: To build this database, ProPublica obtained two sets of records from the U.S. Department of Transportation. We cleaned it to remove duplicates and other discrepancies, but it may have mistakes we didn't catch. If you find one, please let us know and include any information that may help us verify the correction. Also, the federal data is based on the states’ monthly reporting and may not be up-to-date.
First, we received an updated copy of the national database of stimulus road and bridge projects as of Sept. 25. Separately, we obtained data that states filed to the federal government as part of the stimulus legislation's reporting requirements. These data list which contractors had been awarded particular projects. We were able to trace more than 90 percent of the funds to individual counties. In a few other cases, projects are statewide and cannot be narrowed to county or serve multiple counties. We’ve indicated those cases in the data.
Wherever possible, we matched DOT projects to state recovery filings. They did not match in every instance. The DOT projects, which total $19 billion, include hundreds of projects not yet associated with a contractor. The contractors' data totals about $13 billion in obligated funds. In a few cases, state contractors did not match a DOT project. Some projects also have multiple contractors. When there is no matching contractor information for a project, searches and lists will return a blank.
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All projects for Clark. Not all projects have been awarded contracts.
|Project Name||Contractor||County||Improvement Type||Amount|
|THE PROJECT WILL CONSTRUCT A PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL UNDERNEATH SR 14 TO CREATE A PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE NEWLY RECONSTRUCTED DOWNTOWN WASHOUGAL CITY CORE AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER WATERFRONT (Federal ID: 0014063)||COFFMAN EXCAVATION LLC||Clark||Transportation Enhancements||$594,366|
|STAGE 1 WILL CONSTRUCT A NEW, WIDER BRIDGE ACROSS I-5 AND RECONSTRUCT THE I-5 ON AND OFF RAMPS. STAGE 2 WILL CONSTRUCT IMPROVEMENTS TO CONNECTING ROADS AND ADJACENT INTERSECTIONS AT 56TH AND 65TH AVE (Federal ID: 0051278)||No Contractor||Clark||Bridge Replacement||$5,100,000|
|RECONSTRUCTION TO N PARKWAY AVENUE FROM N ONSDORFF BOULEVARD TO N 5TH STREET. THE ROAD WILL BE REBUILT WITH THREE LANES INCLUDING A CENTER LEFT TURN LANE. CURB & GUTTER, SIDEWALKS, PLANTER STRIPS, AND (Federal ID: 09WA004)||No Contractor||Clark||Pavement Widening||$450,000|
|ARRA - PORT OF VANCOUVER, WEST VANCOUVER FREIGHT ACCESS FROM:COLUMBIA RVR BR VIC. TO:LOWER RVR RD VIC. LEN: 2.750MI (Federal ID: 4242022)||No Contractor||Clark||Other||$2,500,000|
|UPGRADE OF A NARROW, 2-LANE ROAD TO A 3-LANE MINOR ARTERIAL BETWEEN SR 503 (A MAJOR STATE HIGHWAY) AND NE 137TH AVE, A COUNTY ARTERIAL. THE NEW ROAD WILL HAVE A CENTER LEFT-TURN LANE, BICYCLE LANES A (Federal ID: 4410002)||No Contractor||Clark||Pavement Improvement||$2,500,000|
|ASPHALT OVERLAY OF HILLHURST ROAD BETWEEN S. 15TH CIRCLE AND S. 22ND CIRCLE. (Federal ID: B063002)||No Contractor||Clark||Pavement Improvement||$200,000|