In January, 2018, the City Council authorized the design and construction of protective screening for both 8th Street bridges. The installation of protective screening is a top priority for the Port Angeles community and the public is, and will continue to be, actively involved and deeply invested in the project.
In an unprecedented display of emotion, the Port Angeles community has come together to develop a solution and assist with construction costs. The community has made generous donations and have implemented many fundraising events. Additionally, at the request of residents, the City is accepting monetary and in-kind donations. Any excess community-donated funds will be given to Peninsula Behavioral Health in Port Angeles to be used for suicide prevention programs.
Currently, the City’s design consultant, Sargent Engineers, is finishing the design for the fence. The chain link fencing will be attached to the back of the existing bridge and will be curved to represent our Olympic Mountains. The project will go out to bid in March and be constructed throughout the spring and summer months. Total cost of the project is estimated at $1.4 million.
If you would like to make a donation to the protective screening project, please download this form and return it to the customer service desk at City Hall, or mail the form and a check to 321 East 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
If you have questions about making a donation, please contact the Finance Department by email or by calling 360-417-4600.