More than $50 million in stimulus money is coming to Fort Lewis.
The Department of Defense has allocated $54.7 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 billion 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. Here’s how some of the money will be spent:
Small-arms range repairs: $1.5 million.
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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.