Port Townsend’s Center Road paving work postponed until July

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A $628,009 project, originally set to begin Wednesday, to resurface 2 miles of Center Road has been postponed until July.

Traffic will be disrupted during restoration and resurfacing work on the road from Milepost 4.3 north of the intersection with Larson Lake Road to Milepost 6.8 near the state Highway 104 intersection.

Construction will begin once school is out for the summer, ensuring that children and buses will not be impacted by work in the construction zone, according to the Jefferson County Department of Public Works.

“Rescheduling the project improves safety for kids and school buses,” said project manager Matt Klontz.

“Children loading and unloading near a construction zone was a safety concern for both the contractor and Public Works,” he said.

“We both agreed that the best approach was to reschedule.”

The public will be notified of the start date at the end of June, the Public Works Department said.

Traffic disruption

Once work begins, stretches up to a mile long will be narrowed to a single lane between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., with flaggers and a pilot car routing traffic through the work zone.

Residents adjacent to Center Road can expect restricted access to their driveways. Crews with the contractor, Lakeside Industries of Port Angeles, will assist residents across the work zone when necessary. Emergency vehicle access will not be restricted.

The Center Road project includes pavement milling, asphalt overlay, restoring lane markings and installing traffic signs and reflective guide posts.

It is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the local Public Infrastructure Fund.

For more information, phone the Public Works Department at 360-385-9160.

Last modified: May 07. 2014 5:27PM
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