Buckley picks local bidder for intersection project
Buckley City Council members accepted a bid May 24 for realignment for the notorious “dysfunction junction,” a jumbled point on the city map where four roads converge.
The intersection is home to state Route 410, SR 165, Ryan Road and 112th Street East.
The bid was awarded to Buckley-based Johansen Excavating, which offered the lowest responsible bid of almost $2.24 million. The bid includes a related project, the installation of a stormwater pipe from the west terminus of the project to the Wickersham Basin on the western edge of the city.
The bulk of the cost will be covered by grant money from the Washington State Department of Transportation, the state’s Transportation Improvement Board and the Federal Highway Administration. Still, the city will still have to come up with $373,233 to complete the project.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.