January 17th Update

The construction crew did not work on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As a result, the crews will be working four 10 hour days this week, to still get in a 40 hour work week.

During the week of 1/22 – 1/26: A sidewalk closure is scheduled midblock in order to install a fire line. Business owners will be notified of specific day(s) and time by City staff. More information is forthcoming.

If you have questions, please contact the City’s Project Manager, Laura Parsons, P.E. at (360) 385-3000 x2191 or lparsons@cityofpt.us

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January 8th Update

Work continues full-steam ahead on Water Street this week. The construction crew will be primarily focused on installing the new 12″ water main on the north side of Water Street in the block between Tyler Street and Taylor Street. The crew will also be installing new water service lines on the north side of the street. No pauses in water service to customers is planned this week.
Also, there will be no sidewalk closures this week, unless an unforeseen condition is encountered. Traffic will be one lane with flaggers directing vehicle flow. Parking is available in the construction zone between 4pm and 5am Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. If you have questions please contact the City’s project Manager, Laura Parsons, P.E. about the project. (360) 385-3000 x2191

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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 lparsons@cityofpt.us.

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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.