Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Plan (IRRP)

The Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Plan (IRRP) is a program established by City Council in April 2010 to provide a systematic approach to replace the City's three failing critical infrastructure systems: water, sewer, and streets.

  • Of the 115 miles of failing infrastructure systems in the City, there are approximately 43 miles where the water, sewer and streets are failing in the same locations. The IRRP is focused on the replacements and upgrades in these areas.
  • To date (December 2017), the IRRP has completed 16 projects that have cumulatively replaced 6.9 miles of the 43 total miles of failing infrastructure.
  • This program is funded by a six year stepped utility rate increase.

To learn more about this year's projects, visit our website.

To review the progress reports from previous years which summarize the achievements and costs, please select from the documents below.

Transportation Benefit District

The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) is a City of Walla Walla transportation improvement program established in 2012 by a voter approved 0.2% sales tax increase. This 10-year program is anticipated to raise approximately $1 million per year. Transportation Benefit Districts are governed by the rules established in RCW 36.73. Funds collected by a Transportation District may only be used on transportation improvements projects.

Citizen surveys have repeatedly shown that Rose Street is the number one priority for road improvements. The first year of TBD construction in 2013 will focus on Rose Street from the west City limits near Myra Road to 13th Avenue. Construction in 2014 will complete the remaining section of Rose Street to the Central Business District at 2nd Avenue, and will also partner in a project to reconstruct Wilbur Avenue from Whitman Street through Pleasant Street.

Both 2013 and 2014 year TBD projects are partnering with State grants to maximize these City improvements. Projects for 2015 and beyond will also look to link other available funding opportunities to continue to make the most of this sales tax revenue.

To learn more about this year's project, visit our website.

To review the annual report and work plans from previous years, please select from the documents below.

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