Rockaway gets repairs

The city’s tackling that crumbling south-end road. Read the details below…

The city began work this week on a south island road that some residents have feared may crumble into Puget Sound.

Work crews will shift Rockaway Beach Drive about five feet to the west and widen its heavily eroded east shoulder.

“The infrastructure of the road is sound, but erosion has impacted the bluff behind the guardrail,” said Public Works Director Randy Witt.

Plans also include the installation of a new barrier in front of the existing guardrail.

As an added precaution, the city plans to reduce the road’s speed limit to 20 mph.

Crews may periodically close one lane of traffic until the work is completed in late June.

A funding strategy for long term repairs Rockaway Beach Drive and other roadways is under discussion as part of the city’s Capital Facilities Plan.

For more information, call engineer Chris Munter at (206) 780-3720.

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  1. I would like to give a sincere thank you to all the Crews of the Public Works Department for a job well done.

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