RH2 recently assisted the City of Cashmere in reconstructing a portion of Division Street to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety. The project was partially funded by a Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program grant administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation Local Programs. The city was also awarded a grant from the State of Washington Transportation Improvement Board’s Small City Arterial Program. The city itself provided the remaining funds to complete the project.
This project was a culmination of efforts among the city, funding agencies and the local community. Cashmere is a Tree City USA® community, making preserving the trees a primary concern for the project. The city tree committee and neighboring community wanted to preserve the unique character of old-growth trees along Division Street.
RH2’s project design included water, sewer, storm sewer, irrigation, illumination, dry utilities, curb, gutter, sidewalk, paving, striping and signing. The curb, gutter and sidewalk were designed to ramp over and around the existing street trees. This minimized disturbance to the trees during construction and provided space for additional growth.