Project Updates

January 4th

The first sewer lateral was replaced today. The project geotechnical engineer and material testing firm representatives were on site today inspecting the quality of the soil. The project manager stopped in businesses adjacent to the work to discuss the project and check how it was going. Some signage adjustments will be made in response to comments from business owners. Several signs that say, “Businesses Open During Construction” have been set up. Please contact Laura Parsons, Project Manager, if you have any questions about the project. (360) 385-3000 x2191 or

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Weekly Update 1/2/18 – 1/5/18

Construction started on January 2nd. The focus of work has been the block between Taylor Street and Tyler Street. The majority of the work so far has been the contractor mobilizing to the job site and saw cutting both asphalt and sidewalk. They will start excavation work on Thursday the 4th.

Preconstruction Meeting

The City of Port Townsend hosted a preconstruction meeting on Thursday, December 21st with approximately 25 attendees. There were representatives from Interwest Construction Inc. (the contractor for the project), the Jefferson County PUD, East Jefferson Fire Rescue, CenturyLink, Wave, Jefferson Transit, Port Townsend Police Department, City of Port Townsend Parks and Rec, and City Hall.

The agenda covered the following topics:

  • Introductions and Project Overview
  • Order of Work
  • Utilities
  • Subcontractor and Agents
  • Records and Reports
  • Traffic Control
  • Environmental Considerations
  • General Construction Discussion
  • Project Contracts

The importance of the schedule and continued access to downtown businesses were discussed. It is also the contractors goal to provide two way traffic throughout the project.

Bid Opening

The City of Port Townsend received six bids for the Water Street Enhancement Project on Tuesday, November 21st.

The lowest bidder is Interwest Construction, Inc. (ICI) out of Sequim, WA with their headquarters in Burlington, WA.

Seton Construction, Inc. of Port Townsend, WA came in second and Nordland Construction NW, Inc. of Nordland, WA came in third.

Bid Advertisement

The Water Street Enhancement Project went out to bid today (Wednesday, 11/1/17). The project is being advertised with Builders Exchange of Washington, the Port Townsend Leader (local newspaper) and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.

Bids are due at City Hall on November 21, 2017 at 2:00pm.