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New Safe Route to Schools Project Completed

Shared-Use Path connecting SE 260th Street and SE 261st Place in now open!

Post Date:05/09/2018 9:37 AM

On July 24, 2017 the City of Maple Valley’s City Council received a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Safe Route to Schools grant in the amount of $164,430. The grant funded the design and construction of a new shared use path.

The project scope included the construction of approximately 500 feet of a 10-foot-wide asphalt path, associated drainage improvements, and fencing within the existing right-of-way along the 244th Avenue SE alignment.  In accordance with the transportation element of the Comprehensive Plan, this new asphalt path connects SE 260th Street and SE 261st Place, opening non-motorized access and increasing pedestrian connectivity between the Arbors at Rock Creek and the Springhaven Glen neighborhoods. This shared-use path will increase multi-modal access from these neighborhoods to the Four Corners commercial development and will also allow better pedestrian access for students attending Rock Creek Elementary School.

Project included design work by Daley Morrow Poblete, Inc. in the amount of $21,000, the City administrative costs in the amount of $10,117, and the construction cost of $123,539.  Construction of the project was completed by Welwest Construction, Inc. The total cost of the project was $154,656.

A ribbon-cutting event was held Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 AM at the north side of the path near the intersection of SE 260th Street and 243rd Avenue SE. Deputy Mayor Parnello and Tom Misfeldt, Director of Operations for the Tahoma School District, had the honor of cutting the ribbon and officially opening the path.

For more information about the Shared Use Path Project, please contact Scott Tkach at (425) 413-8800 or scott.tkach@maplevalleywa.gov

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