CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

We thank you for your support during the construction process. If you have any questions or would like to comment, please contact the Public Works Engineering Department at (253) 851-6170.

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CUSHMAN TRAIL PHASE 3 (Extend trail from 96th St. to Burnham Drive) -- (updated 10-08-14)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- This project will provide for the extension of the Cushman Trail from the current terminus point at 96th St. to and across a wetland via a newly constructed pin-piled bridge, following the Tacoma Public Utilities powerline easement and terminating across Burnham Drive just north of 50th St., the entrance to the Little League fields.

For general alignment, click on project map.

The City received three project grants for design and construction:

  • $652,200 - Transportation, Community and System Preservation (TCSP) Program, administered through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
  • $663,000 - Congestion Management and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, administered through FHWA,
  • $1,200,000 - WA State Public Works Assistance Account (PWAA).

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE -- Anticipated completion by December 31, 2014.

PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT -- Kyle Neiman, Construction Inspector at (253) 853-7661 or Trent Ward, P.E., Senior Engineer/Project Manager at (253) 853-7607.

The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you would like to receive project updates, please provide your email contact information to Maureen Whitaker and indicate that you wish to be added to the stakeholders list for this project.


                

CUSHMAN TRAIL PHASE 4 (Extend trail from Burnham Drive to Borgen Blvd.) -- (updated 10-08-14)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- This project will provide for the extension of Cushman Trail from Phase 3 terminus at Burnham Drive, through a portion of the McCormick Creek Plat property and then following the Tacoma Public Utilities powerline easement, via a newly constructed at-grade trail, and terminating at a newly constructed trailhead at Borgen Blvd.

For general alignment, click on project map.

The City received two project grants for construction:

  • $663,000 - Congestion Management and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, administered through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
  • $1,200,000 - WA State Public Works Assistance Account (PWAA).

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE -- Completion by December 31, 2014.

PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT -- Jeff Olsen, Construction Supervisor at (253) 853-7661 or Trent Ward, P.E., Senior Engineer/Project Manager at (253) 853-7637.

The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you would like to recieve project updates, please provide your email information to Maureen Whitaker and indicate that you wish to be added to the stakeholders list for this project.

 


                       

POINT FOSDICK SIDEWALK EXTENSION (Public Library to Briarwood Lane) -- (updated 10-08-14)

     

AN OPEN HOUSE WAS HELD ON APRIL 1, 2014. Click here for printable design illustration.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- Construct a sidewalk along the west side of Point Fosdick Drive between Harbor Country Drive and Briarwood Lane. Project features include low-impact development (LID) elements such as porous pavement and bio swales with landscaping. Underground conduit is also planned for a future pedestrian illumination system.               

Funding for this project includes a grant from the WA Department of Ecology (DOE) and City funds. The construction contract amount for this project is $341,018.00. 

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE -- Due to additional design review requirements associated with our funding partner (DOE), the anticipated construction contract award date was delayed by approximately six weeks. Construction of the project is anticipated to start the first week of September and take approximately 3 months to complete. There may be minor weather delays during this time of year, especially during critical times such as the pouring of the porous concrete and roadway shoulder pavement repair.

IMPACTS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC -- During construction, the contractor will set up traffic control to allow the sidewalk and bio swale construction to occur safely. Please obey the instructions provided by construction flaggers and/or signing. There will likely be significant intermittent traffic impacts on days when the porous concrete sidewalk is poured. The equipment used on this project will cause loud noises and vibrations as the work is performed.    

Please be alert and aware as you travel through the construction zone. Both vehicular and pedestrian access to local residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. You may wish to consider alternate traffic and walking routes during construction of this project

              

PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT -- Marcos McGraw, Project Engineer at (253) 853-2647.

The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you would like to receive project information and construction updates, please provide your email contact information to Maree' George and indicate that you wish to be added to the stakeholders list for this project.

 


                                                                                                                                                                                

       

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT PHASE 2 -- (updated 8-22-14)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- Construction of Phase 2 is underway. Improvements consist of ultra violet (UV) disinfection, a new laboratory and operations building, and a vactor waste decant facility.

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE -- End of July thru March 2015.

PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT -- Stephen Misiurak, P.E., City Engineer at (253) 853-7626 or George Flanigan, Construction Supervisor at (253) 853-7695.

The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you would like to receive project updates, please provide your email contact information to Sonia Billingsley and indicate that you wish to be added to the stakeholders list for this project.

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