The up and coming Lundeen Parkway roundabout has brought with it traffic provisions and changes but it has also brought jobs to local construction workers.
Because the roundabout is being built using funds from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congressman Rick Larsen, wanted to visit the site and speak to Dave Marshbank, owner of Marshbank Construction, the company completing the roundabout work and to observe the economic impact of the project in the community.
On Tuesday, April 6, Larsen, along with Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little, toured the project.
“It’s important to let district members know where the money is going and that it (the roundabout) will help with traffic flow in Lake Stevens,” Larsen said. “Taxpayers need to know how their money is being spent and that it is putting 60 people here to work in Lake Stevens—it’s all about jobs.”
The City of Lake Stevens is excited about the new roundabout for several reasons, including what it will do to ease traffic in the Vernon Road, Lake Drive, Lundeen Parkway area.
“It’s going to really create flow in this intersection and make if safer,” Little said. “It is also a big deal to the Lake Stevens School District and their buses.”
The roundabout will be completed on June 18, 2010 and will reopen to traffic on April 30.
The cost for the entire project is $,1773,430 with the city funding $1,320,000 and $453,430 from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.