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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Street Repairs, New Watermain Coming to Parts of Silver Creek Neighborhood

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Earlier this month, the North Bend City Council approved a design contract that will bring some street repairs and new watermain to portions of the Silver Creek neighborhood over the next two to three years.

The NE 6th Street Watermain Replacement and Street Repair project will provide pavement spot repairs, minor storm drainage improvements and replace watermains, fire hydrants, and water services along the following road segments:

  • NE 6th Street from Ballarat Ave to approximately 300 feet east of the Thrasher Ave intersection
  • Janet Ave from NE 6th Street south to the dead end
  • Orchard Ave from NE 6th Street south to the dead end
  • Ogle Ave from NE 6th Street south to the dead end and north to NE 8th Street
  • Merritt Ave from NE 6th Street south to the dead end and north to NE 8th Street
  • Thrasher Ave from NE 4th Street north to NE 8th Street

The City’s 2020 Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Study showed that much of the pavement in the Silver Creek neighborhood needs roadway reconstruction and spot repairs. This is because when neighborhood roads were built decades ago, drainage and sub-grade aspects were not properly designed. Additionally, many of the watermains in Silver Creek have hit their 50-year life span and need to be replaced.

Blueline was selected to develop plans, specs, and estimates for the project. The current timeline is for the design phase to be completed in 2021 and construction to commence in 2022-2023. In the coming months there will be geotechnical crews in the neighborhood performing soil and infiltration testing; critical area consultants delineating areas of concern; and survey crews performing topographical survey of the right of way areas.

In total, just over 6,200 feet of roadway will be repaired and or upgraded during the project. Funding sources for the NE 6th Project include the City of North Bend Water, Storm and Street Overlay Capital Funds, along with contributions from the King County Flood Control District.

If you have and questions or concerns please contact Tom Mohr, P.E., Deputy Public Works Director at

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