All invited to 6th Street opening

Published on Thu, Nov 14, 2002
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All invited to 6th Street opening

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on November 15 at 6th and H streets to celebrate the completion of the street reconstruction project.

The project improved 6th Street from H Street to D Street and provided a full-width paved street with pedestrian bulbs at the intersections, paved parking, improved stormwater, water and sewer lines under the road, and new sidewalks on both sides. The project was designed and inspected by Reichhardt and Ebe Engineering, Inc. of Lynden and constructed by Colacurcio Brothers Construction of Blaine.

Construction began in mid-July 2002. A grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board’s (TIB) Arterial Improvement Program provided a total of $334,000 to this $600,000 project. The remaining funds for street improvements came from the city’s residential street levy passed by voters in 1996, with utility improvements coming from city water,
stormwater and sewer capital projects funds. “The 6th Street project is a fine example of a successful partnership between the state and the city of Blaine,” said TIB chair Rob McKenna.

The city appreciates the patience of the many residents who experienced disruption to their street and welcomes them to participate in celebrating completion of the project.
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