Lincoln County emergency helipad gets funding
Rest area currently being used for airlifts
Last updated 4/18/2020 at 4:53pm
DAVENPORT -- Lincoln County is getting an emergency helipad, thanks to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6248.
Gov. Jay Islee signed the measure April 3; It allocates $75,000 in capital budget funds for the state Department of Transportation to construct an emergency-use helicopter landing pad at the Telford rest area.
State officials said the rest area is already used an average of four times monthy as a “makeshift medical transer point.”
Following a crash or a medical emergency requiring someone to be transportation to a major medical center, the rest area is shut down by the Lincoln C...