Nisqually to Paradise Road Project, Phase 1

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The Nisqually to Paradise Road Project (Phase 1) was completed on July 29, 2015.

Project Overview

Construction work on Nisqually to Paradise Road, Phase I consisted of the rehabilitation of 6.5 miles of Paradise Road E and additional work on Ricksecker Point Loop Road and Paradise Valley Road in Mount Rainier National Park. Work on Paradise Road E began at the Nisqually Entrance Station and proceeded east to Longmire. The roadway alignment essentially matched the existing alignment with 11 foot lanes and 1 foot paved shoulders, and the roadway profile grade and cross section was also generally fit within the existing bench width. The rehabilitation consisted of subgrade repair, mechanically stabilized earth walls (MSE walls), subexcavation and deep patches, conduit installation, culvert replacement, guardwall reconstruction, and bridge and pavement restoration. Additional rehabilitation work included the Kautz Creek parking area, slope stabilization in the vicinity of Kautz Creek and the Kautz Creek Service Area road, and the restoration of Tahoma Creek Bridge and Kautz Creek Bridge.

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Project Details
Project # WA PRA MORA 14(6)
Project Name Nisqually to Paradise Road Project Phase 1
Location Pierce and Lewis Counties
Mount Rainier National Park
Status Completed
Awarded to Tucci & Sons, Inc.
Award Date December 30, 2013
Award Amount $10,099,717.87
Completed on July 29, 2015

Contact Information

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801