Federal stimulus money will soon begin trickling into one project at an Oregon State Park on the North Coast.

Mike Stein, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department North Coast manager, said there is one project in his district that is to receive money.

Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint, located east of Astoria on U.S. Highway 30, was scheduled to have repairs made to its septic systems when the federal government asked for proposals from the parks.

Now the park will not only receive money for septic repairs, it will receive money for parking lot improvements.

Stein said the repairs are being linked to improvements being made at other western Oregon rest areas. The work is tied to Oregon Department of Transportation projects, he said.

"I'm getting a bonus. I'm getting a new parking lot," Stein said.

The estimated cost for the entire project is $250,000. Big River Excavation of Astoria has been awarded the bid for work, which includes installation of a recirculating gravel filter septic treatment system, reconfiguring the existing parking lot and asphalt overlay for the entrance road and parking lot.

The work at Bradley will be associated with several other projects funded statewide by stimulus dollars that will make improvements to Western Oregon rest areas.


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