FORT LEWIS: Military infrastructure will get boost from stimulus

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.

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.