KGM and Kenmore propose settlement at tonight’s council meeting

The Kenmore City Council could approve a settlement agreement with Kiewit/General/Manson (KGM), Lakepointe, INC. and Pioneer Towing, Co. to prevent the old State Route 520 bridge from being demolished in Kenmore, while still allowing around 25 percent of the bridge to pass through the city.

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The Kenmore City Council could approve a settlement agreement with Kiewit/General/Manson (KGM), Lakepointe, INC. and Pioneer Towing, Co. to prevent the old State Route 520 bridge from being demolished in Kenmore, while still allowing around 25 percent of the bridge to pass through the city.

The agreement would not let KGM break down large portions of concrete at Lakepointe, an industrial sight at the mouth of the Sammamish River.

Instead, KGM would break down the concrete on barges on Lake Washington south of Kenmore before loading the rubble onto covered trucks at Lakepointe to be driven away through the city.

This is generally what council members believed would happen until a March 14 meeting when the Washington State Department of Transportation contractor, KGM, announced their intention to bring large sections of the old bridge to Kenmore and breaking them down on-site into small chunks.

The council moved to block deconstruction activities and was sued by KGM, to which the city responded by suing the state Department of Transportation and the Federal High Way Administration over environmental impact assessments they were issued.

Kenmore’s City Council meets for an executive session at 6 p.m., with a regular meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, located at 18120 68th Avenue Northeast.

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