Project Highlights - 46th Avenue Reconstruction

46th Ave Vicinity

46th Ave section

The Project

The main focus of the 46th Avenue, Ocean Beach Hwy (SR4) to Olympia Way project is to provide a safe route to school for children walking and riding bikes to and from Robert Gray Elementary that are currently forced to travel with vehicles in the narrow roadway or through open ditches and front yards.  

The project will improve a non-standard 20-feet wide street collector with no sidewalks or shoulder facilities to a current Complete Street Design roadway.  The project will construct subgrade improvements, new asphalt pavement, stormwater facilities, sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides, curb, standard ADA complaint driveway approaches, and provide parking in commercial zone.   The project will also replace a structurally deficient bridge with a new concrete box culvert, install a larger water main, new water service lines, provide a structural liner on an existing sewer main, and new sewer lateral.

Project Funding

This project is funded through the 2019 State Transportation Improvement Board grant (TIB) $3.1M, 2019 Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP) $0.7M, 2022 Federal STBGP increased obligation $0.5M, and City’s Water & Sewer Capital Improvement Program (CIP) $1.1M.   Total funding for this project is $5.4M.

2023_01_23_46th Ave Open House

Project Update

April 2023

  •  Bids were received by eight contractors on December 8th, 2022.
  • City Council awarded construction contract to Rotschy, Inc on January 12, 2023 for $4,689,632.85.
  • Gas utility company has finished relocating gas main under roadway.
  • In April 2023 the communication and power utility companies will start relocating facilities.
  • In May 2023 Rotschy, Inc will start work on underground water, sewer, and stormwater improvements.
  • In Summer 2023 Rotschy, Inc will start bridge and roadway improvements.
  • Current Construction schedule has all work to be completed in October 2023.
  • Questions or traffic concerns?  Call Sam Barham at phone 360-442-5224 or email Sam Barham