Reynolds Road and "B" S.E. have an accident history of night time collisions. This Safety Improvement Program project constructed illumination at the intersections of SR 26 and B S.E. and at SR 26 and Reynolds Road. Additionally, left turn lanes and right turn pockets were added both north and southbound at Reynolds Road. Construction of the illumination installation and intersection improvements at Reynolds Road began June 1 and was complete July 23, 2009. The new lighting at B S.E. was combined with the 2008 Region Chip Seal Project and was completed in July, 2008.
The potential for night time collisions is reduced with the addition of illumination at these two locations.
The Reynolds Rd. intersection is located a mile and a half east of Othello (about halfway to the jct. with SR 17). It's busy with agricultural, commuter, residential and Western Washington through-traffic, travelling to and from Washington State University. Turn lanes promote smooth traffic flow.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT, the City of Othello and the Port of Othello collaborated on the design and funding so the project could be expanded to include turning lanes.
This project was advertised for private contractor bids April 6, 2009. Three qualified bids were opened on April 30. On May 4, contract #7731 was awarded to Inland Asphalt Co. for $325,197.35, 1% over the engineering estimate.
This project is funded through the following sources:
· Pre Existing Funds - $190,000
· 2005 TPA 9-1/2 cent gas tax - $258,000
· City of Othello - $75,000
· Port of Othello - $75,000
Total funding from all sources: $598,000
WSDOT North Central Region
PO Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807-0098
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