Work continues to progress on our new Maintenance Facility, as witnessed first-hand by Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu during her site visit this week.
Faber Construction is doing a great job, as you can see when you drive by the site on 15th Avenue NE. Concrete footings and slabs were poured for the Maintenance Staff Facility back in mid-August, walls were erected shortly after, and the roof will be going on this next week to get the structure enclosed before the rainy season begins.
Another building underway is the Decant Structure—a deep structure where the slurry of water and soils sucked up by our vacuum truck can be discharged, and liquid can be separated from the sediment and routed to the sewer system. Because we use our vacuum truck for just about any type of excavation, including new services and valve maintenance, this building will be used frequently.
The bottom of the Decant Structure will be 12 feet deep, with walls that extend 6 feet above ground, resulting in a concrete structure 18 feet tall. The crews have been busy getting the rebar and forms ready for the continuous concrete pour, which is expected in the coming week.
Last but not least is the Shops wing of our Maintenance Facility, which is expected to be submitted to the City of Shoreline’s Building Department in the near future. Once we receive their approval, you’ll start to see additional footings and a very long foundation being poured that will eventually enable us to house and maintain all of our vehicles.
On Wednesday September 25, we were delighted to share all this progress with Washington state Representative Cindy Ryu, who wanted to see first-hand how we’re reinvesting into infrastructure. We hope to provide additional visits for our other representatives in the months to come!