Chain Lake Road Shared Path Extension

Project Description

The City of Monroe received a federal grant through Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) to design and purchase additional right-of-way for extending the shared sidewalk/path north along Chain Lake Road and end at Brown Road. The sidewalk would match to the existing sidewalk in the vicinity of Rainier View Road.  

Project Manager:
​ Jim Gardner, PE
​Ph: 360-863-4542/ cell: 425-754-1868

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Date  Description
2017 - 2018 Design Process
2018 Right-of Way Acquisition
2019 Design/Right-of-Way Complete
2021 Construction Begins
no timeline Construction Completion

Project Updates

August 29, 2022

Project is complete and open to the public as of 8-2-2022. City staff working on project closeout documents.  

July 28, 2022

A section of sidewalk has heaved and needs to be replaced.  Contractor is working to get subcontractor out to replace heaved section.  All other work has been completed. 

June 28, 2022

Contractor mobilized back onto the site on June 21, 2022. Erosion Control items have been removed and contract work has begun.  

May 30, 2022

Project still in suspension until suitable weather arrives.  Anticipate resumption of work in mid-June, 2022

April 28, 2022

Project still in suspension until suitable weather arrives.  Anticipate resumption of work in May, 2022

March 30, 2022

Project still in suspension until weather improves.  Anticipate work resuming in May, 2022.

Feb 28, 2022

City suspended the project until the weather improves.  Anticipate work resuming in April, 2022

Jan. 31, 2022

City has suspended construction until the weather improves.  Anticipate resumption of work in April.  

Jan. 4, 2022

City will suspend the project once all the sidewalk has been poured and all the driveways paved.  

Nov. 30, 2021

City has suspended top soil placement and hydroseeding until the weather is suitable for planting.  Contractor has completed the wall and is preparing the subgrade along the wall for concrete placement.  

Oct. 28, 2021

Contractor is placing top soil.  Most of the trail is complete, however there is a portion that requires a wall that has been delayed due to material unavailability.  Once the wall is finished, the trail can be completed and opened to the public for use.  

Sept. 29, 2021

Contractor has started pouring the concrete for the trail.  Project scheduled for completion by the end of the month.  

Sept. 1, 2021

Contractor will have subgrade ready early next week.  He will then proceed with the storm system installation followed by installation of the trail surfacing.  

Aug 19, 2021

Project is moving slowly due to multiple utility conflicts and clearing issues.  Excavation work is almost completed and the next phase will be to install the drainage system along the trail.  

July 29, 2021

Contractor began work on July 12, 2021.  Working on CO for removal of unidentified trees that need to be removed.  Clearing should be completed by August 6, 2021.   

June 28, 2021

Project delayed until July 6 due to permit issues.   

June 8, 2021

Contractor is not ready to begin work on June 14th.  Hopes to start on June 21st or 28th.  

May 26, 2021

City Council award the contract to SRV Construction on May 25, 2021.  Anticipated start of construction is June 14, 2021.   Expect traffic delays and one-lane road during construction.  Please adhere to flaggers directions or take alternate routes during construction.  Work is expected to be completed on or about September 10, 2021.

City Staff put out a request for qualifications for a Construction Management firm to manage the construction project.  There were three respondents.  Interviews were held and Perteet was chosen as the best qualified for this project.  Council is scheduled to award the Construction Management contract to Perteet on June 8, 2021.  

May 13, 2021

The bids were opened on May 6, 2021.  After review, state licensing verification and reference calls, the lowest responsive bidder is SRV Construction Inc.  Council award is scheduled for May 25, 2021.  Anticipated start of construction is June 14, 2021.   Expect traffic delays and one-lane road during construction.  Please adhere to flaggers directions or take alternate routes during construction.  Work is expected to be completed on or about September 10, 2021.  

May 6, 2021

Low apparent bidder was SRV Construction.  City is in the processes of selecting a firm to provide Construction Management for the project. Council scheduled to award contracts to SRV on May 25, 2021.  Council scheduled to award Construction Management contract on June 8, 2021.  Anticipate construction starting June 14, 2021.  

March 31, 2021

City began advertising the project for construction bids effective March 31, 2021.  All bids must be submitted to the City before 11:00AM on April 22, 2021.  Please reference Status above if you are interested in bidding on the project.  

March 29, 2021

City will be advertising this project for construction soon.  Chain Lake Road will see traffic lane closures during the construction period. More will be known once the contractor is known. 

February 28, 2021

City will be ready to advertise the project middle to late March. 

January 28, 2021

Right-of-Way Consultant negotiating Temporary Construction Easement extensions.

December 30,2020

Project has been authorized for construction.  Advertisement for bids is scheduled to go out in mid February.  

November 30,2020

ROW purchase documents have been sent to WSDOT for review and approval.  Draft construction obligation documents have been sent to WSDOT Local Programs for review and comment.  

October 29,2020

Plans, Specifications and Estimate are complete.  Preparing ROW purchase documents for certification of ROW.

September 29,2020

Last of Right-of-Way purchases have been sent to the title company for recording.

August 5,2020

Right-of-Way negotiations are complete and purchases are being processed. Designer is finalizing plans for bid in early 2021.  Construction expected to begin in Spring of 2021.  

July 17,2020

Final design is being worked on. Meanwhile, the City is negotiating property rights with adjacent property owners. The Right-of-Way acquisition process is anticipated to take the remainder of the year. Construction is slated for 2020.

April 1,2020

The design has reached 90% completion status and is being reviewed be engineering staff.

February 13,2020

The design is being advanced toward 90% completion. Meanwhile, property valuations and negotiations are underway to acquire the necessary right-of-way for this shared path.

October 15, 2018

The project design phase is at 60% complete. Staff continue to coordinate with the design consultant and property acquisition consultant as this project moves forward.

August 10,2018

Design efforts are ongoing, as well as efforts to acquire additional right-of-way from adjacent properties.

January 28,2018

The City awarded the design contract to WH Pacific. This firm has begun the design process.

September 8,2017

Engineering staff are working with WSDOT to clear the project for advertisement to seek the services of a design consultant.

August 2,2017

Engineering staff submitted documents to WSDOT to request obligation (release) of design funds. Once obligation has been obtained, the City will seek the services of an engineering consultant to begin the design of this sidewalk extension.

May 1,2017

The project is funded by a federal grant, which is administered by WSDOT. The City will seek the services of a design consultant once WSDOT authorizes us to begin project expending.

February 3,2017

We will advertise for a design consultant in the spring this year.


Jammi Guion

Contracts Supervisor

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Phone: 360-863-4514

Jim Gardner, PE

Project Manager

Email Jim Gardner

Phone: 425-754-1868

Scott Peterson, PE

Deputy City Engineer

Email Scott Peterson

Phone: 360-863-4606

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