LACEY’S CARPENTER ROAD PROJECT RECEIVES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
LACEY, WA, June 27, 2013: The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) has awarded the City of Lacey the AWC Municipal Excellence Award in Public Works for its Carpenter Road Reconstruction project, completed in 2012. Council members Ron Lawson and Cynthia Pratt accepted this award today on behalf of the city at the AWC annual conference in Kennewick.
The Association of Washington Cities helps to support cities and towns throughout Washington State. AWC’s Municipal Excellence Awards, now in their 23rd year, recognize innovative projects that significantly improve the quality of life for citizens.
“We are very proud to have received this prestigious award,” stated Mayor Virgil Clarkson. “Lacey was able to identify this critical need and follow through with a succinct plan, all the while keeping public safety and quality of life at the forefront of this project.”
The Carpenter Road Reconstruction Project involved the total reconstruction of a one-mile, north-south section of roadway between Pacific Avenue and Martin Way. It features amenities such as quiet asphalt, 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.
For more information, please contact the Lacey Public Works Department at (360) 491-5600.
- Tyson Poeckh, Project Administrator; (360) 491-5600; email@example.com