City of Chelan
2017 - 2019
The Woodin Avenue Bridge Project wrapped together many efforts, including bridge restoration, safety improvements, and upgrading utilities to accommodate future needs. The project made the area more inviting, widening 1,900 feet of sidewalks, adding 1,200 feet of new bike lanes, enhancing streetscapes, and adding the new Woodin Avenue Landing Park.
The bridge is the front door to downtown Chelan and approaching these improvements as a single, coordinated project created efficiencies and limited the disruption to residents, businesses, and visitors alike.
SCJ Alliance was involved in many aspects of the project from public outreach, preliminary design, and estimating to final design and construction management. We also created and managed a project website and did weekly e-blast updates to keep residents up to date on progress and closures. In one of our featured videos, Project Manager Dan Ireland shared how the improvements have impacted the community.
The project included replacement of 1,200 feet of waterline with a large chunk of that running under the bridge and supported with new utility hangers. SCJ also did the design for pavers, ADA curb ramps, colored concrete sidewalks, permanent signing, landscaping, and irrigation installations.
The Landing Park was designed with maximum accessibility in mind, including for those with disabilities. It creates an inviting space for both locals and visitors alike and increases access to Lake Chelan and the existing PUD dock.
The project earned awards from APWA and Washington Main Street. Find out more in this awards feature article.
“This was a very rewarding project to work on. The collaborative approach with the City of Chelan, the Historic Chelan Downtown Association, and other community stakeholders resulted in a tremendous transformation of this area for visitors and residents alike.”
Dan Ireland, PE