North Bend awarded $1 million grant for new downtown roundabout

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:44am
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The city of North Bend recently announced that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from Puget Sound Regional Council for a new roundabout at North Bend Way and Park Street. The roundabout is slated to begin installation in the summer of 2018.

The project is listed as the number-one priority in the council’s latest draft of the 2018-2023 Transportation Plan, which was approved June 21, 2016. The Transportation Plan is the plan the city council uses to prioritize funding for transportation projects.

“Originally, the roundabout was planned to begin installation in early 2019. However, City Council re-prioritized the project from number four on the list of transportation projects to number one to support our community’s needs,” Mayor Ken Hearing said.

The roundabout will feature a landscaped center island, ADA compliant sidewalks and shared use trails and connections. It will also feature a new lighting system, street trees and permanent signs.

For additional information on the Park Street roundabout or other city projects, contact Deputy Public Works Director Tom Mohr at tmohr@northbendwa.gov, or Public Works Coordinator Carrie Smith at csmith@northbendwa.gov.

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