Highway Safety Improvements Phase 2 and Puget Sound Navy Gate Sidewalk
Project Status (Updated October 23, 2017)
Massana Construction, the City’s contractor, began work on this project in early September. 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 work is as follows:
11th Street & N. Montgomery Avenue – Work to replace the curb ramps on the north side of 11th Street at Montgomery is ongoing. New concrete for the ramps will be placed the week of 10/23/17.
State Street – Gregory Way to Mahan Avenue – The contractor will be working on the west side of the block the week of 10/23/17. State Street will be closed to thru traffic during the day to accommodate the work. Work on the east side of the block will be scheduled at a later date.
Chester Avenue – Burwell Street to Gregory Way – Work will begin on the west side of the block the week of 10/30/17. Work on the east side, as well as the intersection work at Burwell and Chester will be scheduled at a later date.
Gregory Way – Chester Avenue to State Street
6th Street & Callow Avenue
Burwell Street & Callow Avenue Burwell Street & N. Montgomery Avenue
Burwell Street & High Avenue
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 by 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.