UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the Seahurst Park Restoration Project
On Thursday, March 13, the City of Burien released the following update on the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project, which is now expected to be completed on July 11:
As of March 12, all utility relocations and connections that could impact the surrounding neighbors of the park have been completed. Thanks to Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, Southwest Suburban Sewer District and Century Link for their collaborative efforts on this project. Night time construction activity will also be winding down as the use of the barge and any other in-water work will be completed by March 31st. Some materials will continue to be delivered by road, such as large drift logs, concrete, irrigation and landscape materials, playground and picnic shelter materials. The end of the beach work means that the remaining work will now shift to the upland portions of the park. Consequently the main trail/service road, irrigation and landscaping, picnic area, playground and parking lot will begin to be the construction focus.
As mentioned in a previous update, the contractor is still experiencing problems with trespassing onto the project site and into construction zones, and the contractor’s workers have also been subjected to verbal abuse. With the better weather, we are concerned that this kind of activity will further compromise public safety and worker safety. Once again we ask for the public’s cooperation to resist the temptation of entering the project site. The contractor has been advised to contact the police with respect to trespassing activity; these individuals will be subject to citations for trespassing.
As previously reported, unforeseen underground conditions found during demolition have significantly impacted the project schedule. The full impact has now been clarified; the anticipated project completion date is now July 11, 2014.
For recent photos from the project, visit the project photo page on Flickr.