CITY OF LACEY TO DEDICATE CARPENTER ROAD PROJECT
LACEY, WA, June 20, 2012: The City of Lacey will officially mark completion of the Carpenter Road Reconstruction Project during a public ceremony at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 29. The event will be held at Lake Lois Park, near the intersection of Carpenter with 7th Avenue SE.
The $13.5 million project, which involved total reconstruction of a one-mile, north-south section of the roadway between Pacific Avenue and Martin Way, features four traffic lanes with center-turn pockets, bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaped planter strips containing more than 260 street trees and 3,900 accent plantings, and new street lighting. Work also included installation of a reclaimed water main, relocation of a sanitary sewer lift station, undergrounding of overhead utility lines, traffic signal improvements at Pacific Avenue and Martin Way, and wetland restoration at Woodland Creek Community Park. In addition, antiquated culverts at the roadway’s Lake Lois crossing were replaced with a large arch-style culvert that will allow for easier passage of fish.
Project construction was funded through a $6 million State of Washington Transportation Improvement Board grant, $4.7 million in Lacey street and utility improvement funds, $2.3 million in Thurston County funds, and a $485,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Roadway engineering and landscape design was provided by WHPacific of Olympia, Bothell, and Portland. Active Construction Inc. of Puyallup was the project’s general contractor.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org