COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The reconstruction project of C Street has begun. Work started immediately after Culbert Construction was given the notice to proceed by the city on May 30.
“C Street – that’s going to be brand new, full reconstruction – sidewalks, pavement, new water, new sewer, new storm (drains), conduit for fiber,” City Administrator Mike Rizzitiello said. “That’s about a $3 million project.”
The project will be split into two stages. The first stage will extend from College Avenue through the intersection with Damson Avenue and is planned to be completed by the end of August. The second stage will extend from Damson Avenue to Larch Avenue and is expected to be completed by early December.
Each stage will be closed to through traffic during construction. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, disposal service, school buses and postal delivery.
Work expected over the next two weeks will include tree removal and trimming, relocation of power poles, lowering existing utilities, mobilization and grinding of road asphalt.
Another project Rizzitiello said the city will begin soon is the resurfacing and repair of broken sidewalk panels along Lamperti Street.
“It’s not as intrusive as C Street, but it’s still a project,” Rizzitiello said.
He said the city is wrapping up some engineering issues with that project, but expects work to begin on Lamperti St. in late July or early August.