by Roger S. Lucas
The town of Coulee Dam has received a Washington State Department of Transportation grant for $302,750, for major improvements to Lower Crest Drive, the council learned at its meeting last Wednesday night.
Public Works Director Barry Peacock said the work would involve grinding and replacement of, or a new roadway and possibly sidewalks for, lower Crest Drive from River Drive to the end of the city limits, a distance of a little over two blocks long.
Peacock said an additional $47,250 might be coming from the Transportation Improvement Board, putting the project at $350,000.
How far the town will be able to go in regard to sidewalks depends upon how the bids come in, Peacock noted. The funds come from the federal government and are administered through the state DOT.
Peacock said this week that the town will have to advertise for an engineer, and he wasn’t sure at this time when that would be.
“It might be next year before the work is done,” Peacock stated.