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This report (744 kb) marks the two year anniversary of the Recovery Act and serves as a status update on progress WSDOT has made since the law was passed on February 17, 2009. The report includes information on Recovery Act payroll information, project delivery, and project benefits.

Two years after the law's passage, construction crews have completed more than 185 highway projects, repaving 820 lane miles of state highways and installing or upgrading safety features on 879 miles of urban and rural roads. Transit services have opened new facilities and received dozens of new buses. Major mobility projects that would have been delayed for years have opened to drivers, providing congestion relief on I-405 and I-5.

Our commitment A Recovery Act-funded project built a new auxiliary lane on I-405 northbound near Bothell. The two-year report showed the project's impact on congestion in the area.
WSDOT is committed to accountability and transparency, and has made performance reporting a high agency priority. WSDOT’s reports on its delivery of the 421 2003 Nickel and 2005 TPA gas tax projects exemplify that commitment, as well as its ability to deliver high quality projects on time and on budget.

Federal reporting
WSDOT provided detailed reports on how Recovery Act funds were invested and the results citizens could expect. Washington State submitted accountability reports to the Federal Highway Administration and U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which are available on WSDOT’s Federal Reporting page. Federal reporting requirements for Recovery Act funds ended on February 1, 2014.

Learn more about WSDOT's stimulus program

No Surprises Reporting
WSDOT went beyond the federally required reporting. WSDOT provided the same project-specific reporting as it has on the 2003 and 2005 gas tax projects through reporting in the Gray Notebook (GNB). The quarterly Gray Notebook combines quantitative and narrative reporting, and keeps the public informed of projects’ successes and challenges through its “no surprises” approach. Recovery Act reporting was most recently included in Gray Notebook 44.

WSDOT continues to provide quarterly updates of the Recovery Act funded passenger rail projects, most recently included in Gray Notebook 52.

WSDOT also provided regular program updates via email. Stimulus News You Can Use was a weekly newsletter designed to keep transportation stakeholders on the fast-moving effort to put people to work and improve the state’s infrastructure. Each edition provided information on project delivery and highlights. For more information refer to the newsletter page

Last revised on April 03, 2014