The road that divides Evergreen

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Highland Avenue, which runs downtown from Sixth Street before snaking its way down and through Evergreen-Rotary Park, may soon get a lopping.

I snapped this picture (above) from the Warren Avenue Bridge this morning. It gives the perspective as to how Highland Avenue pretty much cuts the park in two, from its new addition on the left, to the old portion, on the right.  (You can see the beams of the Kitsap 9/11 memorial too.)

Under a plan proposed by city officials that I wrote about in the Kitsap Sun today, Highland would be taken out and truncated at 13th Street. Why? Because that little red building in the photo, a sewer pump station, is going away. An old sewer line running along the beach will be abandoned, replaced by one running under city streets (including Highland Avenue).

For more about the history of the park’s new half, click here.

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