ANCICH PARK AND NETSHED REHABILITATION PROJECT
PROJECT UPDATE 2/2/18
Work in Progress:
The City’s contractor, Quigg Brothers Construction, has been busy with the Ancich Park and Netshed Rehabilitation Project. The netshed has been relocated onto a barge that will remain on site while it is being rehabilitated. Quigg’s carpentry crew and the City’s engineering team have been surveying the structure to determine what siding and framing timbers can be salvaged and re-used. Original materials will be used when possible.
Demolition of the Ancich Pier and selective demolition of the Jerkovich Pier has been completed. Pile driving for the new piers is complete.
Installation of the new precast seawall is partially complete. Excavation for seaward site retaining walls will continue over the next couple weeks.
Relocation of the Harborview Drive sewer main is underway. This will allow for the installation of temporary shoring walls and excavation for the future building.
Impacts to the Public:
Pedestrian Detour Route
Quigg has closed the parking stalls and sidewalk directly adjacent to the site for the duration of the project. Pedestrian foot traffic is no longer permitted to use the sidewalk directly in front of the site. However, a pedestrian detour is established. The pedestrian route shifts foot traffic from the sidewalk on the north side of Harborview Drive to the sidewalk on the south side of Harborview drive, from Harborview/Stinson to Harborview/Novak. There are established pedestrian crossings in both locations. A temporary rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) is installed at the Harborview/Stinson crosswalk.
Harborview Drive Impacts
The City is working with the contractor keep Harborview Drive open to both directions of travel for the duration of the project. The contractor has proposed to maintain two ten foot lanes in both directions. To accomplish this, Harborview Drive lanes adjacent to the project will shift to the south. Intermittent temporary closures of Harborview Drive will be necessary to facilitate a variety of construction activities. However, it is likely that a long-term detour of Harborview Drive will be avoided. Please use caution, trucks are currently entering/leaving the site hauling excavation material. There will be access to all businesses and residents for the duration of the project.
Some of the excavation for the new sea wall footings will need to be performed during the low tide cycle. During this time of the year the low tide cycles are at night or in the early morning so the City is anticipating some night work to occur. During this work, you may experience construction noise such as engine noise from excavation equipment, and back-up alarms. When the City knows the exact dates of this night work, we will inform the public of the dates and times.
Thank you for your understanding.
Remaining Work and Timelines:
February- Completion and placement of sea walls, fabrication/construction of Ancich and Jerkovich piers, netshed rehabilitation, sewer relocation, placement of soldier pile wall at roadway, excavation for site retaining walls.
DOWNTOWN GIG HARBOR IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING CONSTRUCTION
PLEASE SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
ACCESS TO BUSINESSES and RESIDENCES WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
Primary project contact:
George Flanigan, Construction Supervisor
Flanigang@cityofgigharbor.net or (253) 853-7695
These project updates will be posted on the City’s web site at www.cityofgigharbor.net/574/Ancich-Waterfront-Park
The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you know someone that would be interested in receiving these email notices, please contact Maree George at email@example.com or 253-853-7553 and indicate that you wish to be added to the stakeholders list for the Ancich Waterfront Park and Netshed Restoration project.