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Padden Creek Daylighting

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Project Overview: EV-0004

Padden Creek Daylighting Pre-constructionThis project involves re-routing 2,200 feet of Padden Creek from the existing brick tunnel into a natural stream channel to allow fish passage, improve habitat and reduce flooding.  WSDOT is removing the fish barrier by building a bridge in the vicinity of 20th Street. Watch the short informational preconstruction video to learn more about the purpose and plan for this project.

The first week the project limits will be surveyed and staked, equipment hauled in, and erosion control placement will begin. The Interurban Trail Rotary parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project, opening again in October 2015. The parking lot will be used as a staging area for construction. The Interurban trail itself will be closed from mid-June to late August to accommodate construction on that segment of the new creek between 16th and 20th streets. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to Old Fairhaven Parkway.

There are expected to be no road closures on Old Fairhaven Parkway from this project. However, haul trucks are to be expected through the project area and drivers should be alert for additional construction related traffic.

22nd Street between Old Fairhaven Parkway and Happy Court will be closed to thru traffic beginning in July for up to two months to facilitate installation of a culvert for the new creek. Local traffic will have access from the east and north.

Update - June 2015

Accomplishments: Construction began June 8, 2015. An open house was held May 5, 2015, at the Fairhaven Library to provide an update on the project status as well as detailing what to expect during construction.

Next Milestones: Construction estimated to be complete in October of 2015. Tree plantings will occur throughout the fall of 2015 and winter of 2016 to ensure revegetation of the area. A community celebration will be held once the project is complete.

JARPA - Padden Creek Daylighting (PDF) August 2013

Open House #2 May 5, 2015  

Power Point Presentation (PDF)

Open House #1 June 4, 2013 

Affected Neighborhoods

Happy Valley, South

Project Manager

Craig Mueller, P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7922
Email Public Works

Project Details

Construction Photographs
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