College Street work to start

February 11th, 2009 by Ken

For several months, the City of Lacey had been holding public meetings to explain to residents living along College Street, just what it has in mind to make that main city thorough fair safer and easier to travel.

The city has in mind a five lane road, with two roundabouts and barriers to stop the more than 100 driveway and street entrances from being used.  That number of entry ways creates safety problems.

The estimated cost of the project is about $2.5 million.  Work on the project will be in stages with the main effort in 2011, providing funding is available.

But the first part of the street project will be this year, when the city will erect a barrier to stop people from turning left on to and off of 14th Avenue.  It will look similar to the barriers recently placed on Sleater Kinney.

The city is expected to do the work sometime this spring.

In other action affecting College Street, the city says it has no plans to lower the 35 mph speed limit since more than 85 percent of the people who use it drive at or below the posted speed limit.

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