Lacey road projects starting soon

September 17th, 2009 by Ken

Although the summer road construction period is drawing to a close, the City of Lacey has a number of projects on the books for next year and for a few years after.

The Mullen Road extention is a Go for 2010.   Mullen Road will be extended from Ruddell to College Street at a cost of $5.1 million.  Everything is in order and the Go command will be given next year.

Improvements to Carpenter Road and the Carpenter Road intersection with Martin Way, should get off the books by 2011.   The project calls for widening Carpenter Road to three lanes with a left turn lane, building over Lake Lois and improving the intersection with Martin Way. 

Since Thurston County owns half of Carpenter Road and three-quarters of the intersection, the city and the county are joint partners.   The cost is estimated at $16 million.   Right-of-way acquisition and design work has been completed.  Money is still needed for the actual construction.

The College Street Corridor project is a 20-year effort to improve traffic flow on College Street.   The street will be widened with a center left turn lane, roundabouts installed and street barricades put in place.  Roundabouts will be built at 16th Avenue, 22 Avenue and 29th Avenue.

The study phase has been completed and adopted by the Lacey City Council.  Pre-design is next.

The first phase of the steet corridor to be developed with be a roundabout at 22nd Avenue, but that’s still five to six years down the road.

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