Groundbreaking For Grand Avenue Bridge Tuesday

October 8, 2017

Everett Government

Grand Ave. bridge

Steel work for the West Marine View Drive side of the bridge is underway.

Grand Avenue Park Bridge

The bridge will carry utilities and pedestrians from Grand Ave. Park over the railroad tracks to the Port of Everett.

Planning began in 2015 and now the construction has begun. The City of Everett is inviting the community to join in a groundbreaking ceremony of the Grand Avenue Park Bridge project.

The bridge is more than a way to get from the park to the waterfront.

The actual purpose is to improve sewage service for a large portion of north Everett. Here’s more on the groundbreaking…

Tuesday, Oct. 10

10-11 a.m.

Grand Avenue – on the north end of the park, approaching 16th Street

Speakers:

  • Ray Stephanson, Mayor
  • Les Reardanz, Port of Everett Executive Director
  • John Haarlow, Snohomish Co. PUD Assistant General Manager
  • Representatives from Governor Jay Inslee’s office, and Senators Murray and Cantwell’s offices

Location:

1800 Grand Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Parking is limited and carpooling to the event is encouraged.

The Grand Avenue Park Bridge will carry drainage and sewer pipelines across a steep slope, the railroad tracks and West Marine View Drive, and also provide pedestrian access from Grand Avenue Park to the waterfront. Currently, drainage and sewer are carried through deteriorated underground pipelines on landslide-prone slopes.

“We know the community is looking forward to a new way to access the waterfront from the bluff,” said Mayor Ray Stephanson. “Starting this month, you’ll start to see work on the utility improvements that run through the park and preparations for placement of the elevator shaft on the park side the project.”

Construction on the park side of the project is set to begin in the second week of October. Construction on the Port side is already underway, with work being done to set the footings for the bridge and elevator shaft.

More information about the project can be found at the project’s webpage: everettwa.gov/gapb.


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