West Bay Sidewalk Project In Olympia
Beginning August 11, the City's contractor, Harlow Construction Company Inc., will start construction of the West Bay Sidewalk Project. This project will construct a sidewalk and curb on the west side of West Bay Drive, connecting the existing sidewalk at Brawne Avenue to the existing sidewalk at Smyth Landing. When it is complete there will be over a mile of continuous sidewalk from Harrison Avenue to Elliott Avenue. The new sidewalk will be separated from the roadway by planter strips where feasible and will include concrete retaining walls at several locations.
The project design includes public art, which incorporates the poetry of a local poet into the retaining walls and sidewalk along with designs on the face of the retaining walls that honor the vibrant logging and lumber industry that existed in this area.
Additional work includes stormwater system improvements that will collect rain water flowing off the new sidewalk and route this water through biofiltration units that will remove a variety of pollutants from the stormwater runoff before discharging this treated stormwater to West Bay.
Construction is expected to be complete by November 2014.