Snohomish County Parks and Recreation/Surface Water Management Div. of Public Works/Snohomish County Marine Resources Partnership
: This project includes preparing design drawings for permit submittal and final construction bid documents for the preferred alternative that was selected during the feasibility phase. The design consists of removing approximately 130
linear feet of railroad embankment and installing a four-span railroad bridge Approximately 2 plus acres of created/restored estuary and riparian habitat enhancement is proposed with a second footbridge located over Lund's Gulch Creek. Paths will be relocated to provide viewpoints of the estuary.
1971 - Meadowdale Beach Properties purchased with grant and bond monies for the purpose of developing a public park with beach access.
1988: Park development project/Agreement with BNSF for shared use of Lund's Gulch Creek culvert for access to beach
1997-present: Gravels deposited upstream/downstream of culvert negatively impact beach access, fish passage, sediment transport, and cause flooding
2014-2015: Feasibility Study to develop Preferred Alternative to address impacts to beach access, included stakeholder meetings.
2015: Awarded 250K Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant for Preliminary Desgin
2016-2019: Investigative studies/Preparation of construction documents, permitting, bid phase
Lunds Gulch Creek Culvert under BNSF Railroad
Consultants selected and contracts awarded Summer 2016. A kick-off meeting with consultants was held in October. Survey and investigative studies including cultural resources, critical areas delineation, groundwater monitoring, boundary and topographic survey and geotechnical investigation is on-going within park property boundary. An Application for a Temporary Occupancy Permit for performing investigative studies within the railroad right of way was submitted to BNSF in July. Comments from BNSF on the preliminary conceptual design were received in September 2016.
Project Schedule (tentative)*
Investigative studies/Preliminary Design - Complete December 2017