A federal grant administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation to the tune of $12.2 million will go to building the Council Creek Regional Trail, a long-proposed route that could eventually connect Hillsboro, Cornelius, and Forest Grove, and possibly Verboort and Banks.
Announced Thursday in a press release from four Democratic members—Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Peter DeFazio and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici—of Oregon’s congressional delegation, the grant was awarded through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant program.
Lane County also received $19 million for the Franklin Boulevard Transformation Project linking the cities of Springfield and Eugene.
“Washington County will receive $12.2 million for Council Creek Regional Trail, a 15-mile . . .
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