The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has partnered with Seattle Parks and Recreation to design and implement a coastal storm damage reduction project under Section 103 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, as amended. The recommended design would provide protection that addresses damages caused by coastal storm events in Puget Sound. Coastal storms and erosion continue to threaten public infrastructure located in and around the project footprint, including a 54 inch King County sewer main, a main public arterial, City park property, and other underground utilities. The project site is the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook in West Seattle.
The sponsor of the project is Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Construction begins Thursday, July 16, 2020. Redside Construction advises its work hours for the first two weeks will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved construction work hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may only work during periods approved by the Army Corps, even if the city approves variances to work outside those hours.
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Project inquiries may be directed to AlkiSeaWall@usace.army.mil or 206-764-3750.