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Upgraded Curbs Installed, Roadway Improvements Made in Front of CWU

City of Ellensburg crews are now conducting road work and installing new pavement along University Way, adjacent to CWU, and some nearby side streets. The project includes replacing existing curbs and gutters, and upgrading sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The work, which is being done during the day, with some also at night, is taking place between Chestnut Street and the west city limits, near Reecer Creek Road. It is leading to some minor impacts on campus travel, as sidewalks are closed to foot traffic and one lane of University Way is closed to vehicle traffic to facilitate the work.

The $1.5 million project is being financed through grants from the United State Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Program and the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, along with local funding. Yakima’s Granite Construction Company received the contract for the work. CWU is not directly involved in the project.

The project, which is scheduled for completion in late October, will be suspended from August 27 to September 11 in order not to effect the Ellensburg Rodeo and Kittitas County Fair. For additional information call (509) 962-7230.

Media contact: Margaret Reich, Communications/Government Relations Officer, City of Ellensburg, (509) 925-8657,

July 29, 2016