Council awards construction contract for Lyon Creek flood reduction

Monday, April 27, 2015

Courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

The Lake Forest Park City Council awarded the Lyon Creek Flood Reduction Project construction contract to KLB Construction at the City Council meeting on April 23, 2015.

The $4.98 million construction project will drastically reduce the severity and occurrence of devastating flooding experienced in the Sheridan Beach / Lake Forest Park Town Center area.

This project will also replace four fish barrier culverts with four 20-foot wide fish friendly culverts. 

Construction will begin in June 2015 and be completed in October 2015.

The project will cause temporary traffic interruptions, including a weekend closure of Bothell Way. Construction will also occur near many local businesses. The City asks that people be patient during construction and continue to support local business during this time.

Lyon Creek originates in Mountlake Terrace and Brier, flowing through Lake Forest Park and into Lake Washington at Lyon Creek Waterfront Park. With a watershed area of only 2,600 acres, it is one of the smallest Lake Washington tributaries.

Despite its relatively small size, Lyon Creek causes devastating flooding in Lake Forest Park during large storm events. The flooding is characterized by the creek overflowing its banks near the Town Center and flowing into McAleer Creek. The flooding causes over $4 million in damage to public and private property for each large event. 


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