Downtown merchants in Gig Harbor are joining with that city's government to make sure visitors know that waterfront treats remain, they’re just temporarily behind some construction barrels.

The City recently broke ground on a major renovation to upgrade a sewage treatment lift station, while creating a Welcome Plaza at Skansie Brothers Park. This is located at the center of the waterfront community’s main street. 

“The City understands this project will have impacts on everyone, especially the businesses, residents and the traveling public,” says City Administrator Ron Williams, “We sincerely appreciate the support you can show to our downtown merchants and businesses. They are awaiting your visit and are open during construction.” 

The public is encouraged to come to beautiful Gig Harbor, view the construction activities, and remain downtown for shopping and entertainment. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Harborview throughout the majority of the project, enabling access to favorite stores and restaurants.

Scheduled for replacement since 2011, Lift Station 4 receives approximately one-third of Gig Harbor’s sewer flows and will be enlarged to handle anticipated growth. The current public restroom in the city park will also grow larger to handle more users with greater amenities.

For additional information regarding the Skansie Park Project access www.SkansieBrothersParkProject.com