December 6, 2017 10:20 a.m.
No significant work remains on the South Stewart Parkway Improvement Project.
That’s the word from Roseburg City Engineer Jim Maciariello. He says Pacific Power crews will be installing poles and street lights between December 19th and 22nd. Maciariello says the project site has been seeded but additional landscaping in the detention ponds will be done next year. Contractor Knife River Materials is continuing to complete what he calls “minor punch list items”.
The popular road was widened to four lanes between Harvey Court and Valley View Drive. Sidewalks and bike lanes were added and detention ponds were built to deal with flooding issues in the area as well. An additional northbound turn lane was added at the corner of Stewart Parkway and Garden Valley. The main section of the road between Harvey Court and Valley View Drive was closed for 90 days this summer to speed up completion of the work. A detour route sent traffic down Keasey Street in the Hucrest neighborhood.
The South Stewart Parkway Project cost around $5 million dollars and had been planned for over a decade.