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Posted on: May 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Groundbreaking for West Fir Street Project Scheduled

Fir Street

Please join the City of Sequim as we break ground on the West Fir Street Project on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. on the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and West Fir Street.  Parking along Alder Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues is recommended for the event.

The West Fir Street Project will begin on Monday, May 13 and is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months.  The project follows the Complete Streets model and will provide smoothly paved eastbound and westbound lanes for vehicles and bike lanes for cyclists.  Pedestrians will notice improvements with the addition of concrete sidewalks on both sides of the street and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps at intersections.  Other pedestrian improvements will include street lighting, landscaping, and crossing enhancements at the Sequim Avenue intersection, the mid-block school crossing east of 2nd Avenue, and at the 5th Avenue intersection. A new traffic signal at the 5th Avenue intersection will improve vehicle operations.

“I am so happy to see the West Fir Street Project get underway.  I have been following the progress from an idea to the groundbreaking since I was selected for the City Council in 2012, said Mayor Dennis Smith.  

“A project of this size takes a tremendous effort to plan, engineer, negotiate right-of-way, coordinate with partners like the Sequim School District, and to secure the funding to make it all happen.  My thanks to the City of Sequim staff, especially the Public Works Department, who have worked tirelessly to pull all of the pieces together to get us where we are at today.”

Residents can sign up to receive updates on the West Fir Street Rehabilitation project on the City’s website by going to the Notify Me page and registering for Fir Street Construction under the Alert Center.  There is a choice whether to receive email or text notifications.   For more information, please contact the City of Sequim Public Works Department at (360) 683-4908.

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