MOSES LAKE – The City of Moses Lake is getting closer to starting a major reconstruction of Lakeshore Drive.
Bids for the Lakeshore Reconstruction Project – 2019 were opened on Wednesday, May 22. The low bid was nearly $1.6 million by POW Contracting of Pasco. The bid is scheduled to be presented at the May 28 City Council meeting. If the project is awarded by the City Council at this meeting, then work would start on June 17 and be completed by November.
Part 1 reconstructs 0.8 miles of Lakeshore Drive from Pommer Street to Wanapum Drive. The existing county-style road with no curb and sidewalk will become a typical 33-foot wide city standard street with 5-foot sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot concrete activity trail on the other side of the street with storm drainage infiltration galleries or drywells. Part 2 includes relocation and upsizing of the existing Lakeshore Drive water main with a new 8-inch PVC water main, replacement of all water services, and replacement of the fire hydrants. Part 3 reconstructs 0.1 miles of Peterson Place from Lakeshore Drive to Peninsula Drive with 5-foot sidewalks on both sides. Part 4 includes a new 8-inch PVC water main in Peterson Place from Lakeshore Drive to Peninsula Drive.
The City has received a $1.1 million grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board toward the completion of Lakeshore Drive and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted $33,000 to the reconstruction of Peterson Place.
During the project, portions of the road will be closed to thru traffic. The City will work with the contractor to maintain access for all homeowners. After installation of the new water main and water services, the residents will be given notification. They will not be without water for more than four consecutive hours during the transition to the new system.
For more information, please contact Design Engineer Jeff Holm at 509-764-3781.