Silver Beach Creek Phase 1


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  1. Ben Kuiken

    Project Engineer
    [email protected]

    322 N Commercial St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Project Overview

Construction Year:  Summer 2021

Engineer of Record:  Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Contractor:  Oceanside Construction, Inc.

Construction Contract Amount:  $281,344.84

Project Description

This project will provide water quality improvements by installing a stormwater vault and new storm pipe to reduce phosphorus loading of Lake Whatcom. The new treatment system will perform water quality mitigation for approximately 22 acres of development.

Project Summary

The Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater Plan identifies retrofitting the existing stormwater system from the Woodlake Meadow Estates to improve the water quality entering Silver Beach Creek.

Project Updates:

Update 10/22/21

Oceanside Construction installed the large stormwater treatment vault on September 21, 2021. Oceanside continued to work on some of the remaining items and the project was considered substantially complete on October 6, 2021.

Crane on site ready to lift large treatment vault off the truck


Crane and workers positioning the water quality vault in trench


Update 9/21/21

Oceanside Construction started work on Monday, September 13, 2021. This past week, their work included setting up erosion control, saw cutting pavement, verifying underground utility locations, tree removal, and installing the new 15-inch pipe under Woodlake Road. Oceanside Construction will continue to work on the large water treatment vault installation.

Contractor prepping to install downstream connection


Installing the new storm pipe


Replacing the 15-inch pipe under Woodlake Road


8/25/21 Update

Vault and its components have been delayed until end of September.  Oceanside Construction anticipates starting work mid-September.

8/20/21 Update

Oceanside Construction has diligently tried to acquire the water quality vault that is essential for this project, but the vault manufacturer provided notification that the delivery will be delayed. Whatcom County and Oceanside will still try to complete a majority of the work by October 1, 2021, but there will likely be minimal construction activities the week of August 23, 2021.

8/11/21 Update

Construction on Woodlake Road is anticipated to start August 23, 2021, and should be complete end of September.

7/20/21 Update

The construction contract was awarded to Oceanside Construction, Inc. Work is anticipated to start mid-August and should be significantly complete by the end of September. Woodlake Road will be closed to through traffic during working hours, drivers and pedestrians should observe all construction signs and follow all detours. Roadway will reopen on nights, weekends and holidays. Please check back for future updates.

4/30/21 Update

The design for Silver Beach Creek Phase 1 is complete and Whatcom County Public Works will solicit contractor bids in May, 2021.