Newcastle Golf Club Road now open
December 13, 2010
By Tim Pfarr
UPDATED — 11:50 a.m. Dec. 16, 2010
Newcastle Golf Club Road — which closed Monday between 136th Avenue Southeast and 155th Avenue Southeast due to a landslide that extended to the road — opened to traffic in both directions Wednesday evening.
The road had been closed because a gas line runs through the area, and city maintenance workers, Puget Sound Energy workers and construction contractors dumped about 1,000 tons of rocks on the slope Tuesday to stabilize the hillside. Engineers cleared the road prior to its reopening.
The slide did not cause any injuries or property damage. The stabilization was a temporary repair, and city engineers are working to identify a long-term repair to the hillside, City Manager Rob Wyman said.
City maintenance workers are now finishing work associated with the landslide, and they will soon shift their focus to other storm damage. Trees were blown down across the city, and Southeast 89th Place and homes on the north end of Lake Boren sustained flooding.
“If you have any specific concerns or know of anyone who has any storm-related damage, please don’t hesitate to pass it along so we can respond,” Wyman wrote in a news release Tuesday evening.
Call City Hall at 649-4444 to report storm damage.