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Corps of Engineers installs new restroom at Andrew Wiley Park


October 25, 2017

Photo by Scott Swanson CRANE OPERATOR Kyle Forslund of Forslund Crane Service in Albany, lowers a new bathroom vault into the crown as, from left, Jessie Dobson, and Jordan Sweere of CTX Concrete Buildings of Spokane, Wash., and Wes Roles of Forslund, monitor its progress Friday morning at Andrew Wiley Park.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed an old and deteriorating restroom at Andrew Wiley Park in Sweet Home and, last week, replaced it with a more efficient, vault-style toilet that the Corps says will be easier and less expensive to maintain.

"We don't usually have the funding to make major improvements at our recreation areas," said Park Manager Tami Schroeder. "So, we are excited about this opportunity to update the facilities at Wiley Park."

Demolition of the old building began in late September, and the vault toilet was installed on Friday, Oct. 20.

A crane lifted the pre-fa...

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