Sidewalk and curb construction underway by Carrie Blake Park

Construction began March 26 along North Blake Avenue to install new sidewalks and curbs.

Crews with InterWest Construction, Inc. of Sequim/Burlington will install new cement concrete sidewalks, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps and driveways along the west side of North Blake Avenue between East Washington Street and East Oak Street.

City staff previously said all but one corner of the dozen intersections is ADA compliant.

Carrie Blake Community Park users and nearby residents will see crews working 7 a.m.-6 p.m., on weekdays.

Pedestrians can expect some sidewalk closures and detours, while drivers may experience lane shifts and shoulder closures near intersections and delays, if any, lasting several minutes.

Staff with the City of Sequim said work is expected to be finished before the Sequim Lavender Festival, which is set to temporarily move to the park this summer July 20-22 because of planned construction on Fir Street.

During this project, North Blake Avenue will remain open to residents living adjacent to the project work zone.

InterWest agreed to a $217,000 contract with a 10 percent contingency funded through the city’s Transportation Benefit District.

City staff said InterWest crews will work concurrently on the roads and new pickleball courts in the park.

Once construction is complete on the roads, city crews plan to paint new pedestrian crossings and install new signage for accessing the park.

For more information, contact the City of Sequim Public Works Department at 360-683-4908.