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PROJECT UPDATE #4
April 22, 2015
On April 13th, the contractor installed a 600 foot long ADA accessible pathway from the dock to the parking lot to allow for disabled access to the new dock. The pathway consists of 280 lineal feet of 10 foot wide asphalt, which matches the existing asphalt walking path in the park, and 320 lineal feet of 5 foot wide concrete around the border of the swim beach area, that was identified as a component in the park master plan that was developed in 2007.
On Friday April 17th, the general contractor installed five (5) finger piers that make up the new boat rental float on the dock at Lake Wilderness Park. On April 20th, the last of the ten (10) steel pilings were driven in the lake to hold the new concrete floating dock in place.
With this portion of the work complete, the general contractor will remove the barge from the lake.
Remaining work includes installation of the new aluminum handrail and transition ramps, installation of swim ladders, cutting off and capping of the steel pilings with pile caps, and final tightening of the through rods that hold the dock together. The dock will be open in time for the 13th Annual “Hooked on Fishing” Opening Day Trout Derby on April 24th -25th put on by the Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Maple Valley Rotary and the City of Maple Valley.
PROJECT UPDATE #3
April 8, 2015
The contractor has begun on-site work. Periodic closures of the boat launch will occur from April 6th – 17th as trucks have delivered the concrete floats, which weigh up to 6,000 pounds each, and have unloaded them at the boat launch.
Once the contractor assembles a barge, the floats will be floated to the swim beach area where they will be installed. Once the floats are in place the new steel pilings will also be installed.
On-shore work to construct an ADA accessible path from the parking lot to the dock has also gotten underway, with work expected to take place through mid-April.The project is expected to be complete in late April in time for the 13th annual “Hooked on Fishing” fishing derby.
PROJECT UPDATE #2
April 1, 2015
Manufacturing of the new concrete floats is now complete. The contractor is expected to re-mobilize and begin on-site work the week of April 6th. Periodic closures of the boat launch will occur from April 6th – 17th as trucks will be delivering the floats, which weigh up to 6,000 pounds each, and unloading them at the boat launch and then floating them over to the swim beach area where they will be installed.
Once the floats are in place the new steel pilings will be installed. On-shore work will include constructing an ADA accessible path from the parking lot to the dock.
The project is expected to be complete in late April 2015 in time for the 13th annual “Hooked on Fishing” fishing derby.
PROJECT UPDATE #1
March 31, 2015
On Monday March 31st, the last of the concrete floats for the new dock were poured at a factory in Bellingham. The general contractor will begin delivering the floats to the park the week of April 6th for installation. Installation is expected to take two weeks, with the dock opening in time for the 13th Annual “Hooked on Fishing” Derby on April 24th.