Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project

Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Updates

Status – February 13, 2020

Project Summary

The project purpose is to restore the natural shoreline, protect the roadway from storm damage, and support pedestrian safety with a separated berm that runs from the mouth of Terrell Creek (Lora Lane) to Cedar Avenue approximately 1.58 miles in length along the beach. The project will be constructed over two seasons concluding in April 2021.

Project Details

Status: Construction began December 9, 2019 and will continue through March 2020 for this first project season. Project will be on hiatus until September 2020.

Contract Awarded: Yes

Contract Amount: $8,724,841.00

Contractor: Granite Construction, Inc.

Construction Schedule:  

(2/18-2/21) work is scheduled from 7a to 5p.
Contractor will be installing drainage facilities in front of the Bay Breeze Restaurant and will begin replacing logs on the waterward side of the berm slope. Work may also include some gravel import and fine grading of the path south of the restaurant.

(2/24-2/27) work is scheduled from 7a to 5p.

Work will consist of demolition of the paved surfaces around the the Bay Breeze Restaurant and subgrade preparation walls and sidewalks at the restaurant. 

The web update's are subject to frequent changes due to contractor scheduling changes. 

Traffic Impacts:  Traffic impacts are likely to include some single lane and shoulder closures. Wait times for lane closures should be less than 5 minutes.

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