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Destination Point Defiance

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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.


Roundabout Update!
Good news! The roundabout at the park entrance has been fully paved. There are no more detours to enter or exit the park.

Drivers should be aware that there will be periodic traffic interruptions as the contractor completes the balance of the paving, signage, lighting, striping, irrigation, landscaping, etc.

Remaining Detours:

  • Pedestrian detours are still in place. The sidewalks aren’t complete on the project, specifically on the east side. View pedestrian routes >
  • Vehicle detours: There are vehicle detours around Park Avenue since there is no through traffic and permanent curbs or signage are not in place to close off that access.

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Construction Impacts: What's Happening

Week of May 21, 2018  

Pearl Street Roundabout

  • This week: Crews are paving on Monday and Tuesday 5/21 and 5/22. Expect construction delays and allow for additional commute time as we complete most paving on this project.. View detour map >
  • Visitors will see crews and asphalt deliveries as the remainder of lanes are paved.
  • Neighbors will see crews and asphalt deliveries as the remainder of lanes are paved.
  • Traffic impacts: Please allow extra commute time to travel through the work area. Traffic control, directional signage and traffic flaggers direct traffic in and out of the Park, Ferry Lane and Roundabout. Read more about traffic detours >
  • Work hours: 7 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Waterfront Phase I – Triangle

  • This week we will continue excavating for the bluff trail and grading in the area of the soil nail wall.
  • Visitors will see and hear: earthwork operations near Lot A.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: earthwork operations near Lot A.
  • Traffic impacts:  Traffic impacts will be minimal.
  • Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am

Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula

  • This week we will pour some small planter walls and continue with small paving areas. Grading for the parking lot and preparation for the Kettle foundation will begin.
  • Visitors will see and hear: small crews working on formwork and landscape crews.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: small crews working on formwork and landscape crews.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic impacts will be minimal.
  • Work hours: 7 am-4:30 pm
New Aquarium
  • This week: Completion of the in-tank rockwork. On-going MEP installations, wall framing, roofing.
  • 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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