CITY OF LACEY TO DEDICATE MULLEN ROAD SE EXTENSION
LACEY, WA, October 15, 2010: The City of Lacey will officially open the new Mullen Road Extension during a public ceremony at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 22. The event will be held near Mullen’s intersection with College Street SE, adjacent to Komachin Middle School.
The $3.8 million roadway, which provides a new, one-mile east-west connection between Ruddell Road SE and College Street SE, includes a travel lane in each direction with dedicated left-turn lanes at intersections; landscaped medians and planter strips containing more than 500 trees and 4,000 accent plantings; bike lanes; sidewalks; and energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) street lights, making it the first major installation of LED roadway lighting in Thurston County and one of the first such projects in Washington State. Work also included installation of a new city water main, a reclaimed water distribution line, and traffic signal improvements at Ruddell Road SE and College Street SE.
Lacey began securing right-of-way for the project in the mid-1980s. Design work was undertaken in 2005, with construction beginning in February, 2010. Engineering for the roadway was provided by Perteet, Inc., of Seattle, with landscaping design by Jeffrey Glander and Associates of Olympia. Active Construction, Inc. of Puyallup was the project’s general contractor.
The project was financed through $1.7 million in Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) funding, $1.6 million in city arterial street and traffic mitigation funds, and $500,000 in LOTT Clean Water Alliance funds.
For more information, please contact the Lacey Public Works Department at (360) 491-5600.
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- Angelea Miller, Project Administrator, (360) 491-5600, email@example.com