JBLM-North Access Improvement Update – 9/16/22

Phase 1: Gravelly Lake Dr – Pacific Hwy to Interlaaken/Washington Street lighting was turned on this week at Washington Blvd/Gravelly and Washington/Interlaaken. Comcast will be out to work on the poles along Gravelly south of Nyanza and at the intersection of Washington/Interlaaken the week of Sept. 19 and Sept. 26. Once Comcast has relocated, the contractor will pour the final …

JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update 9/1/22

Stormwater infrastructure installation along Washington has been slowed by conflicting underground utilities. The contractor is working diligently to get the new drainage completed so that they can start the water main and other underground infrastructure. Once utilities are complete, they will grade, pour the concrete roundabout and curbing, and pave the sections currently graveled between North Gate/Nottingham and Washington/Vernon. Concrete …

8/19/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

112th Closure A water main break occurred along 112th St SW at the intersection of Farwest Drive on the evening of Friday, July 22. This break lifted the existing asphalt roadway a few inches on 112th between Military and Farwest. This caused long term damage which requires the immediate replacement of the entire asphalt roadway. Lakewood Water District has hired …

8/5/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

Washington Blvd. was closed to through traffic between Edgewood and Vernon. The existing roadway was removed and the signal was taken down this week. In addition, crews have begun preparation to install the largest section of stormwater infrastructure for this project. The concrete pavement for the Edgewood/North Gate Road roundabout will be installed next week. Once crews have completed the …

7/25/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

Phase 2 (Washington Blvd/Edgewood/North Gate/Vernon): On the morning of Monday, August 1, the contractor will close Washington Boulevard between Edgewood Avenue and Vernon Avenue. During this closure, the contractor will remove the existing roadway between Edgewood and Vernon as well as the traffic signal at the intersection of Edgewood and Vernon. The stormwater infiltration system between Edgewood and Vernon is …

7/6/2022 JBLM-North Access Improvement Update

Phase 1 – Gravelly Lake Drive The contractor will stripe the Gravelly/Nyanza intersection, the section of Nyanza that is north of Gravelly, and the section of Gravelly that is south of Nyanza the night of Tuesday, July 12. Work will require the road to be closed at Pacific Highway and in the roundabout, as was done for paving this section. …

6/24/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

Phase 1 – Washington Blvd (east of Interlaaken) and Gravelly Lake Dr. All paving is complete. The contractor has a few punch list items to complete in addition to raising utility castings and striping. Traffic Impact: Beginning the night of Monday, June 27 striping will require the closure of portions of Gravelly Lake Drive and the eastern portion of Washington …

6/13/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Update

The paving for tonight was called off due to impending rain projected to come in during the paving operation. Revised time for paving Gravelly at Pacific Highway-Nyanza is not yet scheduled. Utility crews will be in tomorrow during the day to remove some overhead communication wires in this area. Intermittent delays are anticipated as they remove the wires crossing the …

6/9/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

Phase I – Gravelly Lake Drive Night Paving of Gravelly near Nyanza – The Contractor is scheduled to pave the top lift of asphalt along Gravelly Lake Drive between Pacific Highway and Nyanza and along Nyanza, just northeast of Gravelly Lake Drive on Monday, June 13 beginning at 8:00 p.m. With cooling and laying temporary striping, the roadway should be …

6/3/22 JBLM-North Access Update

Gravelly Lake Drive and Washington Boulevard are open. A single night closure will be required to pave the section of Gravelly between Nyanza and Pacific Highway and the portion of Nyanza just northeast of Gravelly the week after next. A series of localized night closures will be required for the contractor to stripe the road in a few weeks. Please …

6/2/22 JBLM-North Phase I (Gravelly and east end of Washington) Update

Paving of the roadway has been completed in all locations north (west) of Nyanza. Paving previously scheduled for tonight and into tomorrow morning has been postponed due to anticipated weather. The remaining paving of Gravelly between Nyanza and Pacific Highway and along Nyanza just northeast of Gravelly will be completed once the weather clears. That paving will be done under …

5/31/22 JBLM-North Update

Washington Blvd is reopened in its entirety. Gravelly Lake Drive at Veterans is closed. Paving is occurring along Gravelly between Veterans and Washington today and along Gravelly between Veterans and Country Club Drive tomorrow. Gravelly Lake Drive between Nyanza and Pacific Highway Thursday night between 8 pm and 6 am Friday morning for paving.

5/25/22 JBLM-North Project Update

Phase 1 Paving Update: With the weather that has hit and what is anticipated to occur early tomorrow afternoon, the contractor will not be completed with the ties into the existing pavement at each leg of the Washington/Interlaaken roundabout prior to leaving the shift tomorrow. Weather on Friday is not looking promising to complete this work either. With Monday being …

May 19, 2022 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

Phase 1 (Gravelly Lake Drive and Eastern Washington Boulevard) Detour modifications will occur next week. Please monitor this webpage for continued updates of the detour. Washington Blvd. and Gravelly Lake Dr. north of Washington will be paved on Wednesday, May 25. Crews are expected to reopen Washington Blvd for the evening commute on Thursday, May 26. The intersection of Gravelly …

May 4, 2022 JBLM-North Access Project Update

Phase 1 – Gravelly & Washington Paving of Washington Blvd between Interlaaken and Gravelly and Gravelly between Washington and Veterans is scheduled for May 23-24. On the evening of May 24, they will reopen the Gravelly/Washington intersection. On May 25, crews will close the Veterans/Gravelly intersection in order to finish paving Gravelly from Country Club Drive to Veterans. Paving of …

April 22, 2022 JBLM-North Access Improvement Project Update

Phase 1 (Gravelly Lake Drive and Washington/Interlaaken) Communication companies have been diligently moving their lines off the poles at the four intersections within the project limits. They are approximately half way through the relocations that are needed and have completed the relocations necessary to keep the contractor on schedule at the Washington/Interlaaken and Washington/Gravelly roundabouts. Weather permitting, paving is scheduled …

4/8/2022 JBLM-North Update

Phase 1 Construction Gas, power and water main utilities have relocated. Crews have installed the curbs and sidewalk around the Gravelly Lake Drive and Washington Boulevard roundabout. Communication relocation is ongoing. There are still five communication poles in the way at the Washington/Interlaaken intersection, one pole at the Washington/Gravelly intersection, one pole at the Veterans/Gravelly intersection and four poles along …

3/4/22 JBLM-North Access Improvement Update

Why is this project taking so long? The City has received numerous questions and concerns regarding the time this project is taking to construct. The common assertion is, “I watched Project X take only a month to complete; the Gravelly project is taking a year.” The reason why this project takes longer than other projects is related to the scope …