Update / Posted May 11, 2011
The consultant for the Valley Creek Restoration Phase III design project has provided the city with a 60% design package that has been reviewed by City and County staff.
A meeting with the City/County and Consultant's design team was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 to discuss the 60% design. The Consultant is proceeding to a 90% design package and completion of the design project by June 10, 2011.
OPEN HOUSEAn Open House was held on March 24, 2011, in the Vern Burton Meeting Rooms to provide the public with information on the Valley Creek Restoration Project.
Please check back for more information as it become available.
The City of Port Angeles was awarded a grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Salmon Recovery Fund Board for design, bid documents, cost estimates and completion of permit applications necessary for improvements to in-stream fish habitat and passage improvements to Valley Creek.
Improvements to Valley Creek will facilitate the recovery of historically present Chum, Coho, Cutthroat, and Steelhead species as well as prevent damage to Valley Street caused by erosion of the adjacent stream bank.
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The project will provide in-stream habitat and fish passage improvements to approximately 1200 feet of culvert and 1800 feet of stream channel.
The project proposes to complete project design work to bring the project to a "shovel ready" status. The intent is to meander 1,600 feet of Valley Creek that is currently channelized to provide off-channel rearing habitat, attenuate local flooding, and reduce bank erosion, while eliminating a one-block length (500 feet) of culvert along the creek and the installation of in-culvert passage structures in a section of the creek remaining in a culvert. The project design will address 3.3 acres of riparian restoration, stabilization and protection of the Valley Street roadway, and eventually provide accessible open space.
The Open House will introduce the consultant, and provide general information about the project. The City of Port Angeles and Clallam County are partnering in this project.