KCRC Adjusts Schedule in Response to Union Strike Against Rieth-Riley Construction
The Kent Count Road Commission is taking the necessary steps to minimize the impact of the strike by Operating Engineers Local 324 against Rieth-Riley Construction, a KCRC contractor, that began today, July 31.
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 1, KCRC crews will be making spot repairs to the two KCRC projects that are currently impacted:
Byron Center Avenue from 84th Street to 92nd Street:
- KCRC crews will be restoring the asphalt surface along the center lane where manhole covers have been removed. The center lane will be reopened once the spot paving is complete to restore all lanes of traffic.
Cascade Township Neighborhood Streets north of 36th Street:
Surface Overlay Projects
- KCRC will be making spot repairs where needed throughout the subdivisions where asphalt has been removed so that residents and motorists can more conveniently navigate along these areas.
Once the labor dispute is resolved, KCRC will work with Rieth-Riley to reschedule the remaining work for both projects.
“We will continue to communicate with our contractor Rieth-Riley Construction and make adjustments to our work schedule, as needed. Again, our goal is to reduce the impact of this strike on our motorists and residents, and we appreciate the community’s patience and support,” said Steve Warren, KCRC’s managing director.