Coal Creek Parkway Culvert Replacement
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The Coal Creek Parkway Culvert project is complete! All four lanes are open. Relocation of complex utilities under the parkway required the project to be done in two phases over a year and a half, and we appreciate your patience while this very important project moved forward. The project provides:
- A new culvert/bridge to support and keep safe Coal Creek Parkway, used daily by 28,000 motorists.
- A new pedestrian walkway under the bridge to connect Coal Creek Trail.
- Stream restoration to improve salmon passage.
- Landscaping to enhance the area.
It started out as a stormwater project - replacement of an aging culvert - but in the end, there are multiple benefits to the community. The roadway is safe for the nearly 28,000 motorists that use it each day. Walkers and hikers can cross under the bridge to connect to the Coal Creek trail and also look for salmon from a viewing area. Construction of the bridge opens up about a mile of salmon habitat that was restricted for many years. Already we are seeing Coho salmon a mile upstream.
Photo in middle: Councilmember Lynne Robinson cuts the ribbon for the Coal Creek Parkway Culvert Project while Utilities Director Nav Otal and City Manager Brad Miyake applaud.
Parking Lot and Coal Creek Trail
The Parks and Community Services Department will be enhancing the parking lot and renovating Coal Creek trail in 2015/2016.