The project is planned in two phases:
Design Lead for Phase 1 - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Project Manager, Doris Small, 360.902.2258
Design Lead for Phase 2 - Kitsap County Department of Public works, Project Manager, Gunnar Fridriksson, 360.337.5777
Five project components:
1) Estuary restoration consisting primarily of removal of historic fill and reconnection of tidelands, which also includes the cleanup of contaminated soil that has been detected in isolated areas south of
SE Olympiad Drive. (Phase 1)
2) Replacement of a 24-inch culvert on Harper Creek which runs under Southworth Drive with a 16'x12' three-sided culvert. (Phase 1)
3) Replacement of the existing hand launch facility and beach access at the NE corner of Olympiad and Southworth Drive. (Phase 1)
4) Removing the existing 36-inch diameter culvert and associated road fill that exists where Olympiad Drive crosses Harper Estuary with a 120 foot bridge. (Phase 2)
There are 3 design options for the retaining wall for the bridge design. Click to view options A-Brick, B-Cedar Plank, and C-Waves
5) ADA compliant beach access (Phase 2)
The goal of the project is to restore tidal influences and natural habitat that are now impacted by the ineffective culverts on Southworth and Olympiad Drives and road fill. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is the design lead for the first three components of the project, and the County is the lead for the fourth and fifth components – the design of the bridge and an ADA compliant beach access to be included with the bridge construction.
Funding: The project is currently funded by Asarco Mitigation Funds at $4.1 million. Total estimated cost for the 5 components is approximately $7 million.