County council to vote on contract for Drayton Harbor Road beach repair

Published on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Minor beach repair along Drayton Harbor Road will be coming down the pipe if Whatcom County Council approves a contract with a Ferndale-based construction company.

At their February 14 meeting, county council members will vote on a $35,477 contract with Vic Unick Construction, Inc., for erosion repair on the beach along the portion of Drayton Harbor Road between Harborview and Shintaffer. The repairs will focus on the eastern part of this road section, which was last repaired in 2008, county project engineer Chris Brueske said.

The Vic Unick Construction price came in at approximately 11 percent less than the county engineer’s estimate, which was $39,993.

The work will replenish the beach area with cobblestone and other types of rock that will protect the road from erosion, Brueske explained. Work crews have performed this work periodically since 2004 when erosion along the stretch of beach caused the road to collapse.

“It’s just minor maintenance that will have to occur every few years,” Brueske said.

The entire project should take about five days, and residents living in the area can expect minor construction sounds from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during each work day, Brueske explained. The road will not be closed but will be taken down to one lane with a traffic flagger.

Click here for a PDF document explaining the project and its costs in more detail.


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