The Odessa Record -

By Roger Harnack

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...

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