Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project

Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Updates

Status – January 10, 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 to begin December 9, 2019.

Contract Awarded: Yes

Contract Amount: $8,724,841.00

Contractor: Granite Construction, Inc.

Construction Schedule:  

(1/13-1/17) work is scheduled from 7a to 4p. No night work scheduled due to weather.  

The contractor will be pipe welding work occurring along the shoulder and in parking areas north of the Bay Breeze restaurant. The contractor will be demolishing of existing seawall immediately south of the Bay Breeze Restaurant.

(1/20-1/24) work is scheduled from 4p to 2a

Importing of berm gravel will continue and the contractor will begin excavation for manhole near Evergreen Lane and immediately adjacent to the Bay Breeze restaurant. This work will be occurring in the waterward shoulder of Birch Bay Drive.

All work is subject to change due to the cycles of the low tides, and as such, the schedule is subject to frequently change. Freezing temperature may create unsafe conditions for importing gravel material to the project site and work may be cancelled as a result.

Traffic Impacts:  Traffic impacts for the week of January 13th are likely to be minimal with some shoulder closures. There may be some minimal intermittent traffic impacts near the Bay Breeze restaurant due to the above mentioned pipe welding and wall demolition.

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  1. Birch Bay Drive Project Update 1/10/2020

    ***PROJECT UPDATE*** For more information, please visit the website at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/522/Birch-Bay-Drive-Pedestrian-Facility-Proj or contact Cody Swan, Project Engineer at 360-778-6265. https://www.whatcomcounty.us/522/Birch-Bay-Drive-P
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