Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Baltimore Finally Opening?

The Ruston council will hold a special meeting at 7pm tonight to consider a revision to the Stack Hill plat that lays out a specific schedule for completion of the Baltimore Street connection to Ruston Way.

Even though Ruston Way has been open since last summer, Ruston officials have kept Baltimore Street closed, citing safety concerns (first due to the sewer replacement project - link here, now the staff report says the closure is because of alignment concerns - link here). Regardless of the reasons, tonight's action will set enforceable deadlines for Point Ruston to complete the required street improvements. Tacoma is scheduled for waterline work along the same stretch of road in March. The goal is to coordinate both projects and finally have Baltimore Street open by this summer.

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