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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.

Traffic Alert!
Due to construction of a roundabout at Pearl Street, visitors should be aware of detours within the park. Detours during construction >

 For pedestrian routes, click here >

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Construction Impacts: What's Happening

Week of April 23, 2018  

Pearl Street Roundabout

  • This week: the public is going to see the new asphalt pavement areas! Traffic to the entrance of the park will be redirected to the newly paved areas. The layout of the sidewalks, walkways, landscaping areas, and signage to the park are all visible. The project is well underway and on schedule.
  • Visitors will see and hear the pavement project underway with asphalt deliveries and roller machines laying the pavement lifts.
  • Neighbors will notice the shifting of the traffic lanes to allow construction workers to continue working in the roundabout.
  • Traffic impacts:Traffic lanes will be shifted to the newly paved areas to access the park. The ferry lane traffic and alternate walkway will remain in the same location. Thank you for your coorperation and patience. The project layout and staking of the planned sidewalks and landscaping is in place. Asphalt roadway paving is underway.  Read more about traffic detours >
    Work hours: 7 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Waterfront Phase I – Triangle

  • This week we will continue with the soil nail wall excavation and shotcrete.
  • Visitors will see and hear: drilling operations and excavation occuring near Lot A.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: drilling operations and excavation occuring near Lot A.
  • Traffic impacts: will be minimal
    Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am

Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula

  • This week we will continue working at the pavilion interior, place planter walls, place landscape soil and finish the rock faces. Utilities on the docks will begin.     
  • Visitors will see and hear small crews onsite with minimal equipment.
  • Neighbors will see and hear small crews onsite with minimal equipment.
  • 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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