Port Angeles: City projects outlined for next six years

PORT ANGELES – — – City officials Monday night prioritized their wish list of proposed capital projects for the next six years.

By a unanimous vote, the council approved a capital facilities plan which includes funding for roadwork, development of a convention center, renovations of Carnegie Library and numerous other projects.

At the top of the list was completion of Eighth Street reconstruction. The project is expected to cost $2.5 million to complete.

The city is earmarking $255,000 from its current budget for the project.

Road projects also accounted for the remainder of the top four capital improvements planned.

Realigning Lauridsen Boulevard and Airport Road ranked second, with Laurel Street slide area repairs third and Francis Street improvements fourth.

The fifth priority for the city is construction of a downtown convention center.

That project is expected to cost approximately $4 million. The city is earmarking $40,000 toward the project this year in an effort to attract a grant.

Renovating Carnegie Library finished eighth on the priority list — $200,000 will be set aside this budget cycle to get the project under way. City officials hope to be selected for a grant to pay to restore or renovate the old library building at Lincoln and Second streets.

Details appear in today’s Clallam County edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click onto “Subscribe” to order your copy via U.S. mail.

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