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South Mildred Street Improvement Project Now Complete

South Mildred Street Improvement Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 5, 2015

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

South Mildred Street Improvement Project Now Complete

 

The South Mildred Street Improvement Project, rehabilitating the existing roadway from South 19th to South 12th streets, is now complete and open to road and pedestrian traffic.

 

The construction took four and a half months to complete, and removed the existing asphalt roadway, replacing it with eight-inch thick concrete that provides a longer lasting road surface. Bicycle lanes were added, along with bus pullout curb ramps and driveways to meet ADA requirements. To improve pedestrian crossings along South Mildred Street, crosswalks with flashing beacons and mid-block pedestrian islands were also installed.

 

In addition, the existing storm water drainage system was replaced with a larger pipe to reduce flooding that occurs during high-intensity rainfall. 

 

"I'm thrilled that we have finally improved this important corridor,” said Council Member Anders Ibsen. “I've heard a lot of positive feedback from constituents, and they couldn't be happier."

 

The project was federally funded with a total project cost of $2,503,967. For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org.

 

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