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Donkey Creek Estuary Restoration and Road Improvement project update

Utility companies that provide services in the City, including Puget Sound Energy Gas, Peninsula Light Company, Comcast and Century Link, will relocate their utilities in advance of the City’s Donkey Creek Estuary Restoration and Transportation Project.  The utility relocation work is scheduled to begin August 1, 2012 and last approximately 6 weeks.  It involves removing existing lines from North Harborview Drive, where the City will be installing a bridge over Donkey Creek, and repositioning them onto Austin Street and Harborview Drive.  Austin Street will be closed while the utilities install their new service lines.  There will be flaggers and short-term traffic impacts along Harborview Drive and North Harborview Drive while the utilities complete the switch from the old alignment to the new.  The City appreciates the cooperative efforts of the utility companies as we prepare to construct the Donkey Creek Estuary Restoration and Road Improvement project.


The City anticipates awarding the construction contract for the project in October with construction starting a few week after award. 


The City is hosting a project update open house at the Harbor History Museum on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  The City will host another open house with more detailed construction schedule information after the construction contract is awarded and before construction begins.