Highway Safety Improvements Phase 2 and Puget Sound Navy Gate Sidewalk
Project Status (Updated September 13, 2017)
Massana Construction, the City’s contractor, began work on this project on Tuesday, September 5th 2017. The project will be phased, with the new curb ramps installed during the first phase and the above ground electrical components installed at a later date. The typical progress of work for each site during phase 1 will be: demo and prepare the subgrade for the new curb ramps, complete underground electrical work, pour curb and gutter, and then pour the new curb ramps.
Each intersection will take about 18 days to complete, once Massana finishes an intersection they will move to the next. The planned order for the intersections is as follows:
6th Street & Callow Avenue – As of 9/13/17 the contractor is cutting the concrete in preparation of demolition.
Burwell Street & Callow Avenue - As of 9/13/17 the contractor is cutting the concrete in preparation of demolition.
Burwell Street & N. Montgomery Avenue
Burwell Street & High Avenue
11th Street & N. Montgomery Avenue
The pedestrian improvements to Burwell Street and Chester Avenue, along with the sidewalk improvements on State Street will run concurrently with the intersections above, however the start date for that work has not been established. Updates for start dates will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Traffic will be impacted by lane closures to accommodate the work at each intersection. The lane closures will be localized to the intersection under construction, however they will be in place 24 hours a day. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the sidewalk closures or detoured to other crossing points. Pedestrians should use extra care when navigating these intersections and be sure to follow the detour signage. Occasionally, flaggers may be utilized to direct traffic on side streets, such as Montgomery Avenue.
The second phase of the project will begin as soon as the above ground electrical components, such as signal poles and push buttons are received. These items are in high demand and lead times for their manufacture are significant, however we are confident that the project can be completed in early 2018. More details on the scope and schedule of the second phase work will be posted as the work becomes imminent.
In December 2014 the City was awarded a Highway Safety Improvement Grant to construct safety improvements at 6 intersections throughout the city. Subsequent to receipt of the grant award, the project scope was revised due to redundant scope with the WSDOT ADA ramp construction on Wheaton Way. The project will construct improvements which include new ADA ramps and pedestrian signals, pavement markings and lighting at the following intersections:
11th & Montgomery
6th & Kitsap Way
Burwell & Callow
Burwell & Montgomery
Chester & Burwell
High & Burwell
In addition, the City will complete pedestrian improvements in the vicinity of the State Street Shipyard Pedestrian gate using funds remaining from the Burwell Tunnel Construction project.