Paving the way for smoother MMK parking


Gordon Weeks

A crew on Monday grades the parking lot in front of Mary M. Knight Elementary, with three inches of asphalt scheduled to be laid on July 25.

Crews are paving the way for smoother, and drier, parking at Mary M. Knight Schools.

Employees of Granite Construction are replacing the gravel driveways and parking lots for the two Matlock schools with asphalt. In late April, the Mary. K. Knight School Board awarded a $630,000 contract to the Olympia-based company for the project, expected to be completed before school begins in September.

Since the school's opening in 1972, staff, students and visitors have grappled with a gravel parking lot filled with mud puddles.

The project will "re-establish" the drainage pipes in the parking lots,...

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