Carnation recently celebrated the first phase of completion for its SR203/Tolt Ave project at a ribbon cutting event.
PSRC contributed $1.2 million towards the preliminary engineering, design and construction of the project.
“This project has been over ten years in the making,” said Carnation mayor Kim Lisk. “We would like to thank our funders, the community, as well as past and present City Councils for their support and dedication to making our vision for Carnation a reality.”
Initial planning for the project began in 2010, when City Council first hired a firm to develop the project. The design called for improvements to pedestrian areas along the road, as well as repairing gutters, curbs, the modification of grading and the addition of stormwater bioswales.
Improvements also called for expansion of sidewalks, new benches, bicycle racks, and waste receptacles to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
“The Central Business District is the heart of Carnation,” said Project Manager Lora Wilmes. ” The improvements made in this area not only enhance the towns’ infrastructure, but showcases its beauty and charm.”
Construction on the project began in March 2021 and wrapped up this summer.