Barton Pump Station project in Fauntleroy: Ferry-dock effects today; meeting tonight

An all-day traffic alert for the Fauntleroy ferry dock and vicinity is one of two events making news today regarding the just-about-to-start Barton Pump Station Upgrade Project. The map above, provided by King County, shows how the north-side lane on the dock will be out of commission today, 6 am-4 pm, for electrical work related to the project. Here’s the official flyer, which notes there’ll be a flagger on hand to make sure traffic keeps moving, on and around the dock.

Then tonight at 6:30 pm, anyone and everyone interested is invited to a community meeting for updates on the 2-year construction project just before major work begins, bringing not only traffic effects, but also the closure of the Cove Park pocket beach north of the dock, as the underground station gets 50 percent more capacity, a new generator, and other upgrades. The meeting’s at Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California SW (here’s the online version of the postcard that brought first word of the meeting two weeks ago; here’s a county news release with an overview).

4 Replies to "Barton Pump Station project in Fauntleroy: Ferry-dock effects today; meeting tonight"

  • Baymo May 30, 2012 (7:07 am)

    If you live in this area, or commute though here, be very scared. These projects are among the most incompetently run I have ever seen. The 53rd St Pump Project at Alki Beach was exactly the same. It took 2 years when it could have easily taken about 9 months if the work had been done efficiently. At the Alki project, you simply never saw people working there. It’s like they set up all the detours and closed off street, trail, and sidewalk access and then proceeded as though they were paid by the hour. I think I only witnessed workers near the site between 10am and 2pm. There is no reason this project should disrupt the community for two years.

  • miws May 30, 2012 (11:52 am)

    Wasn’t a lot of the 53rd Av pump station work done literally underground, in the vault, or something?



  • likes54 May 30, 2012 (8:39 pm)

    Baymo, the Fauntleroy residents and the community have been working directly with this project for years as it is situated at Cove Park, a community designed and built beach park. There have been countless meetings and countless hours spent. You weren’t at any of them. If you want to throw sour grapes and the County, have at it. But this is a joint community project and if you want to beat up the citizens involved with it because of your ignorance of the project, come on down to the next meeting.

  • Baymo May 31, 2012 (7:02 am)

    Definitely not beating up on the citizens who have participated in making this a project that can meet the community needs. It is encouraging to hear they have been working so closely with the neighborhood. I don’t wish to throw “sour grapes” at anyone. I hope the County has learned from the mistakes that were made at 53rd. I realistically expect however that the County has not.

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