What: Construction has begun on a one-mile stretch of Carpenter Road.
Dates and detours: Crews will clear trees and other vegetation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Lacey officials warn drivers to expect delays and temporary lane closures. The first major road work begins May 16, when crews plan to close the road to through traffic between Martin Way East and Pacific Avenue Southeast until Nov. 11 to install an arch culvert and retaining wall at Lake Lois. Local access will be allowed to driveways along Carpenter, but Martin Way must be used to access driveways north of Lake Lois while Pacific Avenue must be used to reach driveways south of the lake, according to the city.
Financing: The city awarded a $7.46 million construction contract to Puyallup-based Active Construction to widen the road between Martin Way and Pacific Avenue.
Project goal: The stretch of road will widen to four lanes – five near Martin and Pacific – and include sidewalks, lighting and underground utilities.
Other work: A new stormwater-treatment and infiltration system, a reclaimed-water main to Woodland Creek Park, a new sanitary lift station and an engineered wetland are planned.
Project completion date: January 2013.