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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2014 ANNUAL PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (updated 8-22-14)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- Vernhardson Street was selected for overlay due to its poor pavement rating as determined in the citywide pavement maintenance rating survey and analysis, high volume of traffic, a steep irregular crown, and the estimated cost of repairs falls within the available budget. The work provides for the placement of a new layer of 2-inch thick asphalt, which includes grinding and overlay gutter to gutter, between the limits of N. Harborview Drive and the City/County line. 

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE -- Lakeridge Paving is scheduled to begin demolition during the first week of August.  New sidewalk and asphalt will be placed the week of August 11th. Final street striping and finish work will occur the last week of August.  

DurIMPACTS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC -- During construction, traffic delays can be expected and flaggers will be present to help manage traffic through the work zones.  There may also be short duration road closures.  If a street is closed there will be a detour in place to re-direct traffic through the work area and residents will be allowed through the detour to access their properties.

PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT -- George Flanigan, Construction Supervisor at (253) 853-7695 or Marcos McGraw, Project Engineer at (253) 853-2647.

The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you would like to receive project 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.


 

2014 ANNUAL WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT (updated 8-22-14)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- In accordance with the City of Gig Harbor Water System Plan, the City programmatically replaces its existing asbestos cement (AC) water mains each year as funding is available. In 2012, the city received a "Jobs Act Now" grant through the Washington State Department of Health.

The replacement areas consist of 96th Street from the cul-de-sac to the East Water Tank, and on the lower portion of Milton Avenue.

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE -- Completion date is anticipated for September 12th.

PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT -- George Flanigan, Construction Supervisor at (253) 853-7695 or Marcos McGraw, Project Engineer at (253) 853-2647.

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.

 


 

CUSHMAN TRAIL PHASE 3 (Extend trail from 96th St. to Burnham Drive) -- (updated 8-22-14)

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 -- Completion by December 31, 2014. Both Phase 3 and 4 will be constructed at the same time.

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 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 8-22-14)

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. Both Phase 3 and 4 will be constructed at the same time. 

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 8-22-14)

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

PROJECT DESCRIPTION -- On August 11, 2014, the City Council awarded a contract to MacNak Construction, LLC to construct sidewalks along both sides of Point Fosdick Drive between Harbor Country Drive (across from the Public Library) and Briarwood Lane.  The project includes low-impact development (LID) elements such as porous concrete sidewalk and a bio swale.  Underground conduit will also be installed for a future 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 or Jeff Olsen, Construction Supervisor at (253) 853-7661. 

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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