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Deck project delayed

Work to replace the deck and stormwater outfall on Front Street in Downtown Coupeville has been delayed.

Town planner Larry Kwarsick said that workers don’t have the materials to build the deck and have to wait until the materials for the project are fabricated.

He said steel components that make up part of the foundation needs to be galvanized. However, only a small number of companies perform such work and there is a backlog of projects, Kwarsick said.

Work crews tore out the deck next to the Knead and Feed on Front Street in Coupeville before work stopped last week.

While the work is delayed, Kwarsick said it won’t effect costs of the $277,000 project. Construction is expected to begin again in early May.

He added the contractor is trying to find another company to galvanize the steel components.

Since the construction stopped, the traffic revisions through downtown Coupeville were removed. Those revisions included closing Front Street between Main Street and Grace Street and making the remainder of Front Street in downtown a one-way street.

Kwarsick said the deck delay won’t effect the North Main Street replacement project. He said he didn’t have an exact date when that project begins. The Town will award a bid for the project on April 12 and then he will meet with the contractor to set up a construction schedule.

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