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Federal dollars could be coming to fix Ontario’s worn streets


he East Idaho Avenue underpass in downtown Ontario, patched over and over, is a top priority for repairs that could be speeded along with recent extra federal allocations. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

ONTARIO – No engineering degree is needed to know East Idaho Avenue needs help as it courses beneath the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

The pavement is cracked and patched in one place after another.

Recent action by Congress and President Joe Biden means repairs to one of Ontario’s main streets could happen sooner than expected.

Money will flow from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which directs several billion dollars to Oregon for fixing roads, bridges, water systems and more.

City Manager Adam Brown said Ontario is in a good position to take advantage of . . .