The city of Wenatchee filed the application for $122 million in federal grant money to complete the Apple Capital Transportation Backbone and the Confluence Parkway.

Economic Development Director Steve King says this is their third try to get the grant money and they keep improving it.

"This is a community project. This is big for our valley. It's a game changer bringing these kinds of resources into our valley for transportation and we want our citizens, community members, those that sit on North Wenatchee Avenue and get stuck in traffic; we need to hear from them that they are interested in this investment."

The application was submitted February 25th for Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, or INFRA grant.

King says this transportation project will impact just about everyone.

"If you drive in Wenatchee or in this Valley, you're probably going to touch one of those main roads and so we want to make sure that stays functioning and that we have a functioning backbone transportation system."

King says it's important to share the project with elected officials.

The grant application, and potential approval is just one part of the project though as the state will also need to chip in funding to match the resource.

This project made it to the final 40 possible winners last year with about 15-20 getting the grants.

King says the decision on whether they receive the grant or not is expected this summer.

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