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Coming to Point Defiance: Hammerheads,
new recreation space & more!
 

Destination Point Defiance LogoDestination Point Defiance is a long-term comprehensive planning initiative started years ago to enhance the park’s experience and honor its character.

The capital improvement bond approved by voters in 2014 is funding much of the related construction work along with grants from the state RCO program, Washington State taxpayers, donors and other sources.

Construction Impacts: What's Happening This Week

Week of July 16, 2018  

Pearl Street Roundabout

  • This week: Crews are finishing up with touch up and punch list items.
  • Visitors will see work crews completing the project.
  • Neighbors will see work crews completing the project.
  • Traffic impacts: minimal traffic impacts. There may be intermittent traffic/pedestrian interruptions.
  • Work hours: 7 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Waterfront Phase I – Triangle

  • This week crews will export soil, continue work on walls in Lot A, prepare for more concrete trail to be poured, and repair slopes. Will also start work under the slides near the stairs and repair more seeps. On the triangle, crews will pour sidewalk, splitter islands, and curb at the roundabout.
  • Visitors will see and hear: excavating equipment, paving crews, and landscaping crews along with regular construction equipment such as pick ups, water trucks and semi-trucks, etc.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: excavating equipment, paving crews, and landscaping crews along with regular construction equipment such as pick ups, water trucks and semi-trucks, etc.
  • Traffic impacts:  Traffic impacts will be minimal.
  • Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am

Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula

  • This week crews will haul off material, prepare for paving stones by the pavilion and prepare the parking lot for asphalt. Will also work on finishes for the kettle, IPE wood bench tops, and planter walls.
  • Visitors will see and hear: excavating equipment, paving crews, and landscaping crews along with regular construction equipment such as pick ups, water trucks and semi-trucks, etc.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: excavating equipment, paving crews, and landscaping crews along with regular construction equipment such as pick ups, water trucks and semi-trucks, etc.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic impacts will be minimal.
  • Work hours: 7 am-4:30 pm
New Aquarium
  • This week: On-going installations, wall framing, roofing and finishing.
  • Visitors will see and hear increased traffic and general construction noise.
  • Park neighbors will see and hear increased traffic and general construction noise.
  • Traffic impacts: increased traffic.
    Work hours: Monday-Saturday, 5 am-11 pm
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