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Skansie Park Project Construction Update

currentLane shift to begin this week along Harborview Drive

GIG HARBOR, Wash. October 24th, 2016 – Construction continues at Skansie Brothers Park and along Harborview Drive. The sidewalk adjacent to Skansie Park was closed the first week of October. Pedestrians are being re-routed to the sidewalk on the south side of Harborview Drive. A temporary crosswalk will be installed as part of the sidewalk closure. The Pedestrian detour along this portion Harborview Drive will remain in place until the project is completed. The restroom building has been demolished. A temporary restroom is located next to the Skansie House. Other restroom facilities are located at the Maritime Pier and Eddon Boat Park located on Harborview Drive. The Fishermen’s Memorial has been temporarily moved to a secure location and will be reinstalled during the final phase of construction. Public access to Jerisich Dock will be maintained throughout the course of the project. Downtown Gig Harbor is open for business during construction and residents and visitors are encouraged to suport local businesses. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times.

Upcoming Work This Week

  • The City’s contractor, Stellar J Corporation (SJC), will be working on the installation of a 7’ diameter 84’ long horizontal storage pipe that will connect to the new wet well structure and will be used to transport waste water from the sanitary sewer main located in the street to the new wet well. This large 7’ diameter storage pipe will be delivered to the site on Monday, October 24th, and will be installed during the same week.

  • In order to accomplish this work, SJC will be shifting the travel lanes of Harborview Drive to the west side of the right of way so they have the room they need to install their safety shoring and to place the new storage pipe and install other utilities required for this project. The goal of this lane shift is to maintain two lanes of travel at all times and reduce the amount of time that one lane traffic control with flaggers will be used. You can expect this lane shift to be in place for the duration of the project.

Public Outreach and Communications Plan

  • Periodic construction updates will be posted on the dedicated webpage

  • The city will circulate periodic updates by email. If you know someone that would be interested in receiving these email notices, please contact Maureen Whitaker, Executive Assistant at

Remaining Work and Timelines
October – January, 2017 Installation a new lift station with increased emergency storage volume and improved reliability and pumping capacity to handle the anticipated growth.

January – March, 2017 Construction of Welcome Plaza to include a new building that will consist of two family restrooms with showers, two public restrooms, and other facilities to support the boating community that utilizes Jerisich Dock.

March – June, 2017 Construction of a new public plaza with seating, shaded areas, and open space, which centers around Gig Harbor’s Fisherman’s Memorial.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Gig Harbor at (253) 853-7618.

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Karen Scott
City of Gig Harbor, Tourism and Communications Director
(253) 853-3554