Record weather delays Parkway project, road will temporarily reopen
Published: November 16, 2006
The southbound lane of Evergreen Parkway near the roundabout at the main college entrance will temporarily reopen to motorists the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 16.
Due to extreme weather conditions and history-making heavy rain during the past two weeks, the project has been delayed.
The contractor, Harlow Construction, will reopen the road with crushed rock which will limit the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. Harlow will apply asphalt as soon as weather conditions allow. The temporary gravel will allow better drainage on the site, and signage will be installed noting the temporary speed limit.
The completed project will straighten an abrupt curve in the roadway and construct a more efficient roadway bank through the turn. Work also includes connecting the college's bicycle and pedestrian path to the county trail on the west side of the Parkway, decreasing the trail slope and improving the transition between the two paths.
For project updates, go to www.evergreen.edu/news.
For more information call College Engineer Rich Davis at 867-6136
Todd Sprague Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and College Relations
The Evergreen State College