OLYMPIA - A boating-related project in South Bend will receive $421,611, part of funding totaling more than $2.5 million granted by the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation on Nov. 18.
South Bend will use this grant to replace public floats and extend a pier to the floats to provide access for people with disabilities. Located near the 1100 block of West Robert Bush Drive and U.S. 101 in downtown South Bend, the current floats are dangerous, sit on the ground at low tides and have no handicapped access. This grant will allow the city to install low-maintenance floats for about 380 feet and place them 30 feet further into Williapa Bay than the current floats. In addition, the city will extend the Ray Spurrell Walkway about 35 feet and build an 88-foot gangway to connect the walkway to the floats.