Maple Valley City Councilmembers and staff were celebrating on Tuesday, November 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, signifying the completion of their long-anticipated project at 240th Ave. SE and SE 277th Pl. Former Councilmember Lane Barnes, who was a big proponent of the T33b Public Works project while sitting on the Council, did the honors of cutting the ribbon.
According to Mayor Sean Kelly, the City is working towards making sure that there are two entrance/exits out of all neighborhoods. The current finished project far exceeded the need for a secondary road that will especially aid the neighbors in the Glacier Trails, Glacier Crest and Barkley Woods neighborhoods.
The project came in under budget and on time – much to the delight of City administrators. Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony were (L-R): Mayor Sean Kelly, City Clerk Shaunna Lee-Rice, Claudia Barnes (citizen), Joel Parsons of Riverton Contractors, who helped with the project, Kim Scattarella, Tom Bowen, Chrystal Marner (citizen), Former Councilmember Lane Barnes, Councilmembers Dana Parnello and Linda Johnson, City Manager Laura Philpot and Dorothy Stickney.