Japanese American Exclusion Memorial (JAEM) - Pritchard Park Outfall Relocation Project
(formerly Nikkei Memorial Outfall Relocation project)
Every year, the City’s Public Works Department sets aside funds to replace aging stormwater drainage pipes around the island. Overall, the City has more than 1,000 drainpipes, many of which cross roads, or carry stormwater across city-owned properties or rights-of-way.
This year, the plan for replacements will include drainage pipes at Waterfront Park, South Beach Road, and an outfall at Pritchard Park near the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial (JAEM) Site. In addition to the outfall replacement, which drains a prominent rain garden near the center of the Memorial, the project will also include a set of stairs that will provide easier access to the beach for visitors to the Park and the Memorial. City staff is working closely with the contractor and Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and the JAEM Association to ensure that construction of the outfall does not significantly disturb the memorial site, and that pedestrian trails and vegetation are adequately restored.
The project is expected to begin Mid-April 2020 weather permitting and will last two to three weeks. Crews will work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the workday. There will still be access to the park and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial (JAEM) site during construction; however, expect partial trail closure and partial closure at the JAEM site..
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