Evergreen Parkway project receives state award

November 29, 2005

Olympia, Wash. - The Evergreen State College has received an award from the Washington Department of Transportation for the Evergreen Parkway road modernization project.

The project is named as a 2005 Outstanding Bicycle and Pedestrian Project for its enhancement of bicycle and pedestrian safety. The award was presented to Paul Smith, Evergreen's director of Facilities Services at a November awards luncheon in Tacoma.

The project enhanced traffic and pedestrian safety along a 1.6 mile stretch of roadway on Evergreen's campus. The plan included safety enhancements including a roundabout at the main campus entrance, improvements to other intersections, the installation of planter strips to separate the pedestrian and bicycle paths from the roadway, and signage improvements to enhance the way-finding for all users of the Parkway.