Larsen Secures Legislative Fix to Provide $80,000 to Improve Safety on U.S. 2 / Sultan Basin Road

Jun 6, 2008

Washington, D.C.— Today the President signed into law the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (H.R. 1195), a bill that includes a legislative fix secured by U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) to provide funds for the U.S. 2/Sultan Basin Road safety improvements project.

“The City of Sultan is very grateful to Congressman Rick Larsen for his efforts securing $80,000 for the US 2 and Sultan Basin Road Realignment Project,” said Mayor Carolyn Eslick. “This is an important safety and economic development project that will benefit the Citizens of Sultan and the thousands of people who travel US 2 daily.  I also want to thank Congressman Larsen for his loyal and continued support on other numerous projects for the City of Sultan throughout his term.” 

The City of Sultan completed another project (for 5th Street signal improvements in Sultan) ahead of schedule, and requested Larsen’s help to transfer $80,000 included for this project in SAFETEALU (the surface transportation bill passed in 2005) to be used for U.S. 2/Sultan Basin Road Improvements. 

According to the City of Sultan, the U.S. 2 / Sultan Basin Road improvement project will benefit pedestrians, motorists and freight by improving safety, increasing system efficiency and addressing bottlenecks and chokepoints.

“I’m pleased I could help deliver this funding for the City of Sultan to improve safety on US 2,” said Larsen. “As Congress writes the next surface transportation bill, I will work to improve public safety, strengthen Snohomish County’s transportation system and keep our economy moving.”