Sid Snyder Way Utility & Drainage Replacement

  • Location Olympia, WA
  • Client Washington Department of Enterprise Services
  • Bringing History to Life

    Implementing an original 80-year-old design.

  • Keeping Campus Life Buzzing

    Replacing old, failing utilities kept State government operations from being interrupted.

Gateway to the State’s West Capitol Campus, and originally constructed in 1921, this concrete roadway had aged water lines and other deficient utilities that were at a high risk of failing. Reid Middleton upgraded the failing utilities to meet current standards and codes, installed a state-of-the-art stormwater management system to reduce polluted surface water runoff to Capitol Lake and Puget Sound, and replaced the roadway, sidewalks and sidewalk ramps that were out of compliance with current ADA standards. Lots of challenges occurred during the project, including unknown utilities, latent site conditions, and avoiding interruption to state government operations. Despite the challenges, the project was completed under an accelerated schedule; from site investigation to design to construction, it took only 10 months.