Alki pump station update: Major work set to start next week


You’ve probably seen the NO PARKING signs now up along Alki Ave (thanks to Angela for sending the photo) for the major project that’s about to start to expand the 53rd SW (underground) Pump Station. So how soon will the major work start in earnest? We just got another update this afternoon (after the first version of this post was published) from Erika Peterson from the county Wastewater Treatment Division; she says excavation work is likely to start next week, and work crews are in and out for “limited activity” between now and then, including some work in the street today. This project is going to last more than a year and a half, so it will be a fixture on Alki for not just this summer, but summer ’09 as well, with traffic effects along the way; you can find lots of details online, including this “what to expect during construction” page with a 24-hour hotline to call. (By the way, the pump-station project at Lowman Beach north of Lincoln Park is scheduled to start work next year.)

3 Replies to "Alki pump station update: Major work set to start next week"

  • Resident March 7, 2008 (1:52 pm)

    Why didn’t they start this work last Sept or delay until this Sept? Seems quite silly to clog up two summers on Alki with this construction. Though, I’m probably giving them too much credit to think of these issues. Most of Seattle’s timing on infrastructure upgrades is terrible.

  • ViaAlki March 7, 2008 (4:35 pm)

    If you thought beachfront traffic was bad last summer(and, boy, was it), then 2008/09 will be memorable. The only upside is that crews probably won’t work weekends. Or will they?

  • patricia March 14, 2008 (2:19 pm)

    It seems the crews working on the pump station are mobilizing daily in and out of the Sewage Treatment Plant located next to Bar-S field. I’m sure they’re doing a great job, but please could the workers slow down as they drive our residential streets in the morning and afternoon? Lots of familys with kids and pets, and kids heading to Bar-S for preseason startup.

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