Tukwila sandbag removal along Green River to start in August
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
July 20, 2012 · 11:02 AM
Crews are expected to start removing sandbags in August from along the Green River in Tukwila.
Goodfellow Bros. Inc., submitted the low bid in June of $1.64 million and received approval July 16 from the Tukwila City Council for the contract.
City Public Works Department officials will meet with Goodfellow Bros. to figure out a schedule of when to start removing the giant sandbags and Hesco barriers, said Bob Giberson, city public works director, in an email.
"Our best guess is still an August construction start and completion by October," Giberson said.
Crews placed the sandbags three years ago along the Green River as extra protection on the levees because of damage to an abutment next to the Howard Hanson Dam from a 2009 winter storm. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repaired the abutment last fall and declared the dam once again as fully operational to protect cities along the Green River.
The King County Flood Control District will pay for 75 percent of the cost to remove the sandbags with the city paying 25 percent.Contact Tukwila Reporter Reporter Steve Hunter at email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.