Way to go, Sultan!
The city’s Sultan Basin Road and US 2 Realignment project has won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Infrastructure from the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council.
Big smiles at the ribbon cutting for the award-winning Sultan Basin Road and US 2 realignment, July 2012.
Sultan Councilmember Sarah Davenport-Smith accepted the award at the IACC conference on October 23.
The Sultan Basin Road and US 2 realignment — 15 years in the making — fixed traffic safety concerns at an intersection along the heavily traveled US 2.
It added traffic control signals, lighting and left turn lanes onto US 2, along with curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike lanes, and stormwater drainage and treatment.
Business retention and expansion was a major driver of this project. The US 2 and Sultan Basin Road intersection is the gateway to Sultan’s Industrial Park.
The completed project is stimulating economic development for businesses paying living-wage jobs in the 78-acre industrial park.
Construction of the new intersection also helps protect and conserve rural critical areas by creating stormwater treatment for US 2, Sultan Basin Road and Cascade View Drive where none existed before.
PSRC provided $2.1 million in federal funding for the project, which had a total cost of $3.6 million.
The Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Washington communities identify and obtain resources they need to develop, improve, and maintain infrastructure.
In other good news, Sultan recently finished up another project: the Sultan Basin Road Overlay. In 2012, PSRC awarded this project $256,000, as part of a set-aside program focusing on preservation projects.