The City of Shelton celebrated the completion of Pioneer Way and Lake Boulevard Monday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection University Avenue where Pioneer Way becomes Lake Boulevard – just west of Bordeaux Elementary School. The Shelton City Commission was on hand for the ceremony with each expressing their excitement for the reconstructed road which is also one of the gateways into the City.
The $4 Million project reconstruct the roadway from Harvard Avenue to the south City Limits and included curb, gutter and sidewalk as well as the installation of a stormwater system and the replacement and extension of a sewer line. The bulk of the cost came from the Transportation Improvement Board. The TIB’s Steve Gorcester attended the ribbon cutting and presented the City with a plaque to commemorate the project’s completion:
One of the biggest safety improvements of the project is a signalized crosswalk at University Avenue to help students safely make their way across the road as they walk to and from school. Carey Murray is Principal of Bordeaux:
Along with the residents impacted by the project’s construction, the City of Shelton also wanted to thank Mt. Olive Evangelical Church, Mason County PUD 3, Sure Shot Trucking, Cascade Natural Gas, CenturyLink, and the project’s contractors: MSA, SCJ Alliance, Tapani Construction, Mank Excavating LLC, and Mayes Testing Engineers.