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Anticipated Upcoming Project Schedule

For the week of July 9 the Contractor (Miles Resources) anticipates they will be placing new asphalt pavement along the following roadways:

  • Burnham Drive (Sehmel Dr to SR-302)
  • Sehmel Drive (Burnham Dr to Bujacich Dr/City Limits)
  • Burnham Drive (North Harborview Drive to Borgen Boulevard)

Other roadways that will be receiving work in preparation for future roadway resurfacing include:

  • Skansie Avenue from Hunt Street to the Corrections Center for Women

All of this work is weather dependent and may change without notice.

Previous Construction Progress

The Contractor began construction on the 2012 Pavement Maintenance Project on June 25. Much of the preliminary work on roadways in the northern half of the City has been completed. This preliminary work consists of repairing roadway sections that are breaking apart and grinding the roadway surface where new asphalt pavement needs to match into existing concrete curbs or adjacent public roadways.

Project Description

The work to be completed under this contract generally consists of repair and maintenance of 14 asphalt roadways within the City of Gig Harbor. See the attached map for the Project Locations. More specifically, this work requires the repair of deteriorated sections of asphalt roadway, placement of new roadway subgrade and asphalt patching of these sections followed by a 1 ½” or 2” asphalt overlay over the roadway surface. The City will also be placing a Bituminous Surface Treatment or “Chip Seal” on other specific roadways throughout the City as identified on the provided map. The anticipated project completion date is prior to September 30, 2012.

Impacts to the Public

This work will be taking place within the travel lanes and will require extensive traffic control to facilitate construction. Traffic delays can be expected caused by restricted lanes, two-way flagging of traffic, restricted ingress and egress of driveways and side streets, and the possible use of pilot cars on some roadway sections. Due to the nature of this work the construction zone will constantly move along the affected roadways so lane restrictions and traffic delays should not persist. Additionally, all businesses will be open during this construction. We encourage using alternate routes whenever possible and your patience during construction will be greatly appreciated.

Large construction equipment and hauling vehicles will be present in and around the construction zone including asphalt grinding machinery, paving machines, rollers, chip seal equipment and dump trucks. During the Chip Sealing process there will be loose gravel and dusty conditions for several days following the application so we urge motorists to drive slowly and exercise extreme caution when driving through these affected areas. There will be minor vibration from rolling equipment and loud construction noise from heavy machinery and back-up alarms.

Project Update

If you would like to receive project email updates, please provide your contact information to Jami Chunn at or (253) 853-7625 and indicate that you wish to receive email notices for the 2012 Pavement Maintenance Project. Also, please check the City’s website ( for routine project updates and notices.


Please contact Jeff Langhelm, Senior Engineer at or (253) 853-7630.