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Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

Posted By Scott Schaefer On June 4, 2014 @ 12:03 pm In Burien News,Entertainment,Headlines,Life,Science | Comments Disabled

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The City of Burien said this week that the Seahust Shoreline Restoration Project is in its final stages – and is expected to re-open at the end of July or early August – as construction of storm drainage facilities continues in the upland areas and along the main trail.

“Some construction activity is shifting to the southern end of the site with grading and concrete work occurring at the new picnic area, playground and beach access stairways,” reads an announcement.

New beach access stairways are being constructed.

The new picnic area is being constructed and the new playground components installed. Irrigation improvements are also being made along the entire length of the project.

Construction of the fish ladder at the Marine Technology Lab has been completed and additional woody debris has been placed along the length of the beach and around the new creek outfalls.

The project has encountered some grading and drainage concerns along the main park trail that are requiring additional storm drain facilities due to hillside seepage previously covered by a large section of concrete at mid-trail. Minor modifications are being made to planting material selections due to seasonal availability.

Project completion has been impacted by a few additional weeks and is currently expected to be at the end of July, possibly early August.

Project updates will continue to be posted to the project webpage at www.BurienWA.gov/SeahurstProject [2].

Photos courtesy the City of Burien:

Parks Operations Manager Steve Roemer explains plans for the beach restoration project to City Manager Kamuron Gurol. [3]

Parks Operations Manager Steve Roemer explains plans for the beach restoration project to City Manager Kamuron Gurol.

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Newly-constructed wetland area which is fed by North Creek; plantings will be placed in the next several weeks.

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Parks Operations Manager Steve Roemer explains beach restoration project construction activity to City Manager Kamuron Gurol.

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