The work, to support the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Project, will be Aug. 22-23. Approximately one-third of the parking stalls at the north lot will be unavailable for use during this time. The parking limitation will allow staging of the equipment necessary to support the investigation.
The city said it is using these subsurface explorations to determine underground conditions east of the beach next to the railroad tracks. A series of small-diameter bore holes, from 10 feet – 80 feet deep will be drilled and samples taken to determine the bearing capacity of the subsurface. Excavated materials will be removed from site for testing. Soil analysis will also include tests for seismic properties such as susceptibility to liquefaction and lateral spread, which will provide guidance for the design and placement of the future Edmonds Street Connector’s bridge columns.
As planned, the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector will be a single-lane bridge connecting the west end of Edmonds Street, spanning the railway, and grounding at the parking lot within Brackett’s Landing North Park. Designed to accommodate and provide reliable access for emergency vehicles, it will also be a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle route, connecting downtown Edmonds to the waterfront.
You can learn more about the project at the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector website at https://waterfrontconnector.participate.online/bridge-alternatives.