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McDonald Creek Bridge Project To Start Mid-June
May 17th, 2017 - 10:30 am
Port Angeles – Orion Marine Contractors Incorporated of Tacoma has been awarded the contract to replace the McDonald Creek bridge on Old Olympic Highway.
They submitted the lowest overall bid for the project at $3.07-million dollars. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $3.8- million.
County Engineer, Ross Tyler, spoke with us about the timeline for the project.
Tyler said the project will probably take about eight months to complete, but he is also optimistic that it might be completed before that estimate.
Tyler said that the county will do everything they can to keep the public informed so they can work their way around the bridge project while it's in progress.
Again, that project will likely get underway by the middle of June this year. Highway 101 will serve as a detour while the bridge is rebuilt.
The current bridge is somewhat narrow by today's standards, at just 24-feet when it was built back in 1957. The new bridge will be 40-feet wide.
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