US101 Coffee Creek Remove Fish Barrier
2020 IRWA CHAPTER 4 PROJECT OF THE YEAR!!!
WSDOT is operating under a federal mandate to remove barriers to migrating salmon and steelhead. This project involved an old culvert diverting flows underneath Hwy 101, an off ramp, and a County road. The design builder, Parsons Scarsella JV, received approval to divert a substantial portion of the existing creek in order to bypass the culvert which blocked fish access from accessing 13 miles of upstream habitat.
LaBonde performed 1 full acquisition for the relocation of a Mason County Park & Ride and acquired 11 Temporary Construction Easements.
Foothills / Battersby Trail Phase II
The City of Enumclaw received a nearly $1M federal grant to extend a multi-use path from its previous terminus to a public park located in town. Right of Way acquisition required oversight from the WSDOT Local Agency Coordinator and approval from FHWA.
LaBonde provided a Project Funding Estimate for three parcels impacted by the initial design. After some resistance from private property owners during the Right of Entry phase, the design was modified to avoid two properties. LaBonde prepared the Administrative Offer Summary and successfully negotiated a Trail Easement in short order which finalized the most critical piece of ROW for the project thereby saving the "at risk" federal grant, which was soon set to expire.
N Mercer / Enatai Interceptor Upgrade
Mercer Island &
Upgrade the pipe that carries wastewater from the N Mercer pump station across Mercer Island, underneath Lake Washington, and through the Enatai hillside to the Sweyolocken pump station located in Bellevue at the Mercer Slough.
LaBonde completed 46 easement acquisitions, many more voluntary Rights of Entry, and conducted a complex alternatives analysis including cost estimates of 14 possible alignments covering multiple jurisdictions and affecting upwards of 60 private properties.