6th Avenue construction work begins June 27

POULSBO — The 6th Avenue construction project, which will complete several projects in one, is scheduled to begin around June 27.

The City Council approved a bid June 12 from Primo Construction of Sequim. The city’s engineering cost was estimated at $1.29 million, but the council set the budget at $1.44 million. Primo’s bid was $1.3 million.

The council also decided to approve an additional bid for a raised crosswalk. The city’s engineering department estimated the crosswalk would cost $12,000, but Primo’s bid was $25,000. After some discussion about different crosswalk options, the council decided to continue with a raised, cement crosswalk at Matson Street and 6th Avenue.

The project will replace 2,700 linear feet of water services and stormwater pipes under 6th Avenue. Crews will also install five new fire hydrants, 12 units for water treatment, 16 handicapped ramps on the sidewalks, new asphalt and rain gardens.

The project is expected to last 73 days. Sixth Avenue will be partially closed in phases; crews will work on sections of 400 to 500 feet at a time, known as the work zone. Traffic control will close the work zone to the public during work hours, open only to local traffic. Traffic control will also alternative travel and only close one lane at a time.

Construction will take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends and holidays. Crews will not work on July 3-5 and Sept. 2.

The contractor will re-pave the street all at once in September.

The project is funded by city funds and a $250,000 grant from the Department of Ecology.


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