Current Projects


Street Projects


 CIP 1029     Citywide Intersection Safety Project - 9 Locations

This project is part of the WSDOT City Safety Program that is focused on intersection safety. The project will do safety improvements to 9 locations throughout the city. These improvements vary at each location but may include rechannelization, adding warning beacons and pavement markings; improving sight distance and crosswalks; upgrading signs, sidewalks and ADA access points. This project is fully funded and scheduled to be completed in 2015. 

Schedule: Construction - Spring of 2015
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov

CIP 1086     164th Avenue SE between SE 264th Street and vicinity SE 269th Street

This project will install a 5’ separated walkway on the east side of 164th Avenue SE between SE 264th Street and just south of SE 269th Street.  This project will also install a drainage swale with under drainage to convey and treat surface water. Once completed, this will provide a continuous separated walkway/sidewalk from Kentwood High School to the Covington Library. CIP 1086

Schedule: Design - 2015
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov

CIP 1127     SR 516 (SE 272nd Street) between Jenkins Creek and 185th Place SE Project 

This project is to widen and reconstruct a portion of SE 272nd Street between Jenkins Creek and 185th Place SE.  This project will include the crossing of Jenkins Creek with a new structure for the stream, widening the street from 2-lanes to 5-lanes including curb and gutter, 8' sidewalks, access control features, landscaping and provisions for u-turns.

This project is funded with federal funds adminstered through the Washington State Department of Transportation.  Most phases of the project require state approval.

Project Schedule:

Environmental Evaluation    
The environmental portion of the project was submitted to the state in August for approval.

Design    
The conceptual design, environmental evaluation and right-of-way plan are being completed by Tetra Tech Engineers.  The next step will be to develop the plan for acquisition of the additional property necessary to build the project.CIP 1127

Schedule: Environmental Phase - 2013 - 2014
Design Phase - Through 2014
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov

Right-of-Way    
An agreement for right-of-way acquisition services is being developed.  The agreement will be submitted to the state for approval in early 2015.

Schedule: Right-of-Way Phase - Through 2015
Contact: Fred French, Special Projects
Phone: 253-480-2468
E-mail: ffrench@covingtonwa.gov

Construction
The construction funding has not been approved.  The city is seeking additional sources for funding the construction.  A complete funding package is anticipated for late 2015.

Schedule: Construction Phase - 2015 - 2016
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov

Stormwater Projects


 Clements Capacity Project/263rd Drainage Improvements - $247,200

This project was born out of a mix of development driven and homeowner improved stormwater controls in the area of 159th Avenue SE and SE 263rd Place.  Water is conveyed down to Big Soos Creek through four retention ponds and a mitigated wetland.  The flooding issue is caused by an undersized conveyance system that the homeowner (Clements) built on his property to control the issue.  The city maintenance staff installed a catch basin and created some inlets to better control the amount of water inundating the area.  The city completed a drainage capital improvement project in 2004 on 159th Avenue SE to upsize the pipes to the end of the right of way.  The outfall from the regional retention pond referred to as “KFC pond” goes through private property on SE 263rd Place and the water makes its way downhill to 159th Avenue SE.  The conveyance of water goes from a 24” pipe, to a 12” pipe, and back to a 24” pipe.  The replacement of the remaining undersized pipe is the goal of this project.Map   Clements

Schedule: Design/Construction Phase - 2015
Contact: Ben Parrish, SWM Program Coordinator
Phone: 253-480-2465
E-mail: bparrish@covingtonwa.gov

Timberlane/Jenkins Creek Park Stormwater LID - $637,900

The City of Covington plans to improve existing stormwater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems within Timberlane Estates, incorporating low impact development best management practices. The project area currently has some flow control infrastructure, but limited water quality facilities. An undersized treatment pond exists near Cedar Valley Elementary School at the intersection of SE 263rd Street and 193rd Place SE which is currently limited in its efficacy due to sedimentation and adjacent hillside seeps. The drainage easement in the plat is approximately 3,200-feet long and includes both piped and open channel stormwater conveyance and discharges at a perched outfall in Jenkins Creek Park that has a severely incised channel.

The design for this project is at 90% and was funded by a grant from Washington State Department of Ecology.  The City has applied for an Ecology Construction Grant.Map   Timberlane

Schedule: Design  Phase - 2015
Construction Phase - Summer 2016
Contact: Ben Parrish, SWM Program Coordinator
Phone: 253-480-2465
E-mail: bparrish@covingtonwa.gov

 Park Projects 


CIP 1014    Jenkins Creek Park Project between SE 267th Place and SE 268th Street 

This is a non-motorized transportation project that will construct a multiuse trail between SE 267th Place and SE 268th Street through Jenkins Creek Park.  This project will replace the pedestrian bridge that was washed out from a storm and once again connect neighborhoods to Jenkins Creek Elementary as well as provide ADA and bike access to and from the downtown core. CIP 1014

Schedule: Design Phase - Through Spring of 2015
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov

Completed Projects


CIP 1028    SE 240th Street, 196th Avenue SE and SE Wax Road Overlay

This project will overlay SE 240th Street from 180th Avenue SE to 196th Avenue SE, 196th Avenue SE from SE 240th Street to SE Wax Road and SE Wax Road from 193rd Avenue SE to 196th Avenue SE. This project is fully funded and scheduled to be completed in the early summer of 2014. CIP 1028

Schedule: Completed
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov

CIP 1057     156th Avenue SE between SE 272nd Street and SE 261st Place

This project will design and construct the pavement rehabilitation of 156th Avenue SE in the vicinity of SE 272nd Street and the vicinity of SE 261st Place.  There is no widening associated with this project. The project will consist of pulverizing the existing roadway and overlaying with new asphalt. 156th Paving

Schedule: Completed
Contact: Robert Lindskov, City Engineer
Phone: 253-480-2467
E-mail: blindskov@covingtonwa.gov