Water Main Replacement at Pt Defiance May Cause Delays

Construction set to begin at Point Defiance Park this month may lead to delays for visitors to Five Mile Drive in the coming weeks. 

Metro Parks and the City will be partnering to replace undersized and aging water lines in the park, including some that are decades old. Replacement of the water main will ensure adequate water supply for fire suppression in the park.

The plan for the new line tries to disrupt the park as little as possible, but crews are expected to need to remove up to 17 trees. Most of the work will take place along the main park road or Five Mile Drive, where you may see some delays in traffic.

Replacement of the water main, which will run from North 54th Street to Fort Nisqually, is scheduled to begin this month. Once work begins, it is expected to take about two months to complete. The cost of the project will be covered in part by Metro Parks, along with matching funds from the City.

Read more in the press release or on the Metro Parks website

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