The Big Quilcene River is the primary source of drinking water for the City of Port Townsend and industrial process water for the Port Townsend Paper Corporation. The municipal water diversion is located within the Olympic National Forrest, the structure directs water to a pipeline which then flows via gravity to City Lake 20 miles north of the diversion.
In 2010, the City of Port Townsend completed improvements along the City’s Upper Sims Way (SR-20) commercial corridor, from Howard Street to Logan Street. The improvements included, sidewalks, medians, pedestrian plazas and two (2) roundabouts. The SR-20 Pedestrian Walkway would be an extension of the sidewalk network from Logan Street to Hancock Street. The project will be located on the south side of Sims Way and crosses a ravine where pedestrians must currently walk into the bike lane. Continue reading
The Regional Stormwater project entails constructing a regional stormwater facility to benefit a mostly undeveloped commercial area which is located between State Route 20 (Sims Way) and Discovery Rd. on Rainier St. (formerly Howard St.). The benefitting area totals approximately 33 acres & includes a light manufacturing property south of Sims Way. This benefit area includes both private properties and public rights-of-way. Please refer to the attached map to view the benefit area. The project also includes stormwater piping, trail improvements and connection to an existing stormwater pond.