Grant Road Improvements
What improvements will you see?
Improved pavement conditions, concrete intersection at Eastmont Ave to eliminate rutting, upgraded sidewalk ramps to meet current ADA standards, and stormwater drainage system improvements.
What is the construction schedule?
This project is separated into multiple phases. In Fall 2023 the intersection of Eastmont and Grant Road, and the approach lanes for 300' to the east and west of the intersection will be replaced with concrete pavement. If weather permits, Grant Road will also be overlaid from Valley Mall Parkway to N Georgia Ave. This will likely be delayed to 2024, and coincide with the planned overlay from N Georgia Ave to N Kentucky Ave.
Phase 1: Concrete Pavement Installation at Grant Rd and Eastmont Ave Intersection
This phase includes replacing the intersection and approximately 300 feet of the approach lanes on Grant Rd with concrete pavement. Traffic control phases include:
- October 9-17, the Grant Road and Eastmont Avenue intersection reconstruction begins and may reduce one direction of traffic down to one lane at various locations throughout the intersection to accommodate ADA ramp upgrades.
- October 18-30, the south lanes of Grant Road, and access to Highline Drive, will be closed. The intersection will be restricted to a single lane in each direction and restricted to right turns only onto and off of Eastmont Ave.
- October 30 - November 6, the north side of the intersection will be closed with Grant Road having a single lane in each direction and restricted to right turns only onto and off of Highline Drive.
- Significant delays are expected during the October 18 – November 6 closures and encourage drivers to plan alternative routes to avoid delays. All businesses will be accessible throughout the construction phases.
Phase 2: Asphalt Overlay from Valley Mall Parkway to N Georgia Ave*
Once the Grant Road and Eastmont Avenue intersection is complete, the weather forecast will be evaluated to determine if Phase 2 will be feasible this year or if it will be delayed until Spring 2024.
Phase 3*: Asphalt Overlay from N Georgia Ave to N Kentucky Ave*
Phase 4*: Grant Road Stormwater Upgrades*
This project will improve the stormwater system on Highline Drive to accommodate runoff from Grant Road and provide treatment.
*Phases 2-4 are scheduled for Spring 2024.
How will this impact your business?
We understand Grant Road has many local business owners who depend on customer and freight access to their businesses to stay successful. We are considering various options to help minimize inconvenience to the community. You can help by sharing some basic information about your business, and any special requests or concerns you have. Follow the below link to participate. You may also sign up for regular updates through the survey.
Survey link: https://forms.gle/fLtBYQvZ9ooYhZw29
How will this impact my commute?
Our current traffic control plan keeps at least one lane open on Grant Road at all times. All closures will be posted on roadside message boards in advance of the closure. Delays should be expected during peak commute hours. Planning alternative routes during peak commute hours is recommended.
The Traffic Control Plan for the concrete intersection requires limiting traffic on Grant Road to one lane in each direction. The first closure from 10/18-10/30 will close the south side of the intersection. No access will be permitted from Highline Drive. Traffic from Eastmont will be limited to a right in, right out. In other words, traffic on Eastmont can only turn right onto Grant Road, and only westbound traffic on Grant Road can turn right onto Eastmont.
The second closure from 10/30-11/6 will close the north half of the intersection. Similar to the first closure, Grant Road will be restricted to one lane, and no access will be permitted from Eastmont Ave. Highline Drive will be right in, right out. In this case only eastbound traffic will be able to turn onto Highline Drive, and traffic from highline drive can only turn right onto Grant Road.
Who is paying for this?
This project has a number of funding sources which were awarded through competitive State and Federal grant applications. A summary of all funding is below. The City will utilize Transportation Benefit District ($164,800) and Stormwater Utility ($151,500) dollars to fund the matches on these grants.
|Project Name||Funding Source||Funding Amount||Local Match|
|Concrete Intersection Improvement||National Highway System (Federal)||$1,953,027||$84,450|
|Grant Road Overlay (N Georgia Ave to N Kentucky Ave)||National Highway System (Federal)||$2,171,000||$0|
|Grant Road Overlay (Valley Mall Parkway to N Georgia Ave||National Highway Freight Program (Federal)||$949,800||$164,800|
|Grant Road Stormwater Improvements||WA State Department of Ecology||$1,010,300||$151,500|
How can I ask questions or request more information?
Contact the Public Works Manager at 509-884-1829 x126 or email Public Works.