Confluence Parkway project in Wenatchee has been given the green light in the final transportation budget passed by the state Legislature. The project's approval was granted just before the legislative session ended on Sunday.
12th District State Senator and champion of the project Brad Hawkins, released a final breakout of the project: The transportation budget includes the previously undetermined $85 million in state funding for the project. The funding schedule has also been set, with $28 million slated for the 2023-25 budget, $47 million for the 2025-27 budget, and the final $10 million for the 2027-29 budget. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $177 million, with the federal government providing $92 million through an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant. Senator Hawkins expressed his excitement over the approval and scheduling of the project, saying it's the "most significant transportation project ever" for the community. He also noted that the state funding schedule will enable the city to maximize the federal grant dollars awarded for the project.