Council Approves Design Agreement for Mill Road Sidewalk
Yelm City Council unanimously approved a nearly $90,000 environmental and engineering services agreement to design sidewalks alongside Mill Road which will connect dozens of residential homes to Mill Pond Elementary and Ridgeline Middle School.
With Council approval, the sidewalk will be designed by WHPacific this summer and will provide a scope of work that will go out for a construction bid in the spring of 2020. Construction is anticipated to begin following the end of the school year in June and complete soon after.
The new-ADA compliant sidewalk will be 6-feet-wide and run approximately 1,130-feet in length between 104th Way Southeast to the intersection of 107th Loop Southeast. The project will also include a planter strip, vertical curb and gutter, lighting, and crossing enhancements to improve visibility and safety through the corridor.
The project is listed in the six-year Capital Improvement Program, while the design phase was accounted for in the Road and Street Construction Fund included in the Council-approved 2019-2020 budget. The City applied for state funding for the construction phase through the Transportation Improvement Board’s Urban Sidewalk Program. Projects selected for funding will be announced November 2019.