Pasco's Lewis Street Overpass project "shovel ready" and looking for funding

Pasco's Lewis Street Overpass project "shovel ready" and looking for funding »Play Video
PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco is using a new method of finding ways to pay for the Lewis Street Overpass Project.

The plans have been more than four-years in the making.

Pasco has been trying to get money from the feds or the state.

Now, the city expects Washington could pay for it with a transportation package that needs to be approved by lawmakers.

"Clearly, the highest priority for us in this next session is the Lewis Street Overpass. The funding of that project simply can't be done without state assistance. It would be far too costly to bear that burden here in Pasco alone,"says Pasco City Manager Gary Crutchfield.

Pasco calls the project "shovel ready."

It has all the right-of-ways and permits it needs.