City Publishes Update On Progress Of First Avenue South Construction

The City of Normandy Park published an update on the progress of the First Avenue South construction project this week, claiming some elements of the job are over 90 per cent completed, while others are much lower.

It’s no secret that this ongoing project, funded by federal grant money, has caused numerous travel delays in the area, garnering frustration not only amongst commuters, but from business owners whose businesses have suffered because of it.

Additional work will begin at the intersection of 192nd SW following Memorial Day weekend, which will require closure of the entire intersection for approximately two weeks.

The city did not specify an end date for the construction, but we know that many residents would like it to happen soon.

Here’s the city’s update, as printed in the May 28 City Manager’s Report:

To date the Contractor, Pivetta Bros. Construction, has made the following progress:

  • Storm sewer – 99 percent complete
  • Joint Utilities – 90 percent complete and
  • Retaining walls (2) – 90 percent complete
  • East side improvements;
    • Curb and gutter on east side – 75 percent complete
    • Sub grade preparation;
    • First two lifts of asphalt;
    • Street lighting foundations – 50 percent complete;
    • Concrete sidewalk formwork – 33 percent complete
  • Signal modifications – 80 percent complete;
  • Street lighting conduit for both sides – 90 percent complete.

Work will begin at the intersection of 192nd Avenue S.W. following Memorial Day weekend. The work involved will require closure of the entire intersection for approximately two weeks. Detour signs will be erected to direct motorists to alternate routes. Project completion is estimated by mid- July based on the contractor’s schedule.

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