Blueberry Lane Stormwater Improvements
Blueberry Lane experiences street flooding during the wet winter months. The existing storm drainage system collects and conveys the stormwater runoff to an infiltration facility. This project would rehabilitate or replace the system with a new infiltration system designed to today’s stormwater regulations.
The design phase will be initiated in 2019. The City recently and successfully applied for a stormwater grant from the Department of Ecology. The proposed award consists of a $2,633,250 grant and a low interest loan of $877,750 with the intent to fully fund the project. If state legislation approves Ecology’s budget as proposed, the award will be available July 1st, 2019.
For more information, please contact the project manager:
Jim Gardner, PE
May 26, 2021
City Staff and Consultant working with Department of Ecology to resolve issues with system design.
April 29, 2021
Received Ecology comments, meeting May 4, 2021 to review and clarify comments. Must receive Ecology acceptance letter before proceeding with design.
March 29, 2021
Consultant working on 90% plans, Design Report still being reviewed by Ecology.
February 28, 2021
City and Consultant working on Design Report revisions for Department of Ecology approval. This approval is required before proceeding with further design efforts.
January 28, 2021
60% design review completed, markups to be sent to consultant this week. Revised schedule has project being advertised in May 2021.
Designer to have 60% review drawings to City by 11/4/2020. Revised schedule has project being advertised in May 2021.
The City has completed review of the preliminary design drawings and sent comments back to the designer. The current schedule has the project going to bid in July 2021.
The City completed the design consultant selection process in the earlier part of June 2019. The contract was awarded to BHC Consultants in July, who subsequently has begun the design phase. An Archaeological study was required for this project resulting in a suspension of all geotechnical work in Sept. 2019. Geotechnical work was scheduled to resume in March 2020 however the Covid shut down again delayed this work. In May work again resumed so the design work could be completed. This phase will continue throughout the remainder of 2010 and into the first months of 2021. Construction is targeted for the summer of 2021.
|Project Authorized by Council||January 16, 2018|
|Dept. of Ecology Grant Award Notification||January, 2019|
|Begin Design Phase||July 3, 2019|
|Design work stalled by Archaeological requirements||August 28, 2019|
|Begin Archaeologic Survey||November 2019|
|Covid 19 work stoppage effective||March 24, 2020|
|Geotechnical work begins||May 4, 2020|
|End Design Phase||March 1, 2021|
|Begin Construction Phase||June, 2021|
|End Construction||October, 2021|