The Orville Road setback revetment project will eventually protect two miles of Orville Road between Electron Road and 249th Street East near Orting. The existing levee and revetment along the Orville Road side of the Puyallup River have been damaged in multiple locations due to the river channel migrating toward Orville Road.
Using engineered log jams, the project will construct a new revetment setback from the river to provide protection to Orville Road while allowing the river to reconnect with its floodplain.
Benefits of this project include:
Reduces flood risk along Orville Road and surrounding properties.
Stabilizes river channel away from existing development.
Enhances salmon habitat.
Flood prone properties have been purchased within the project area using a combination of Salmon Recovery Funding Board grants and Flood Control Zone District funds.
David Davis Project Manager Phone: (253) 798-6157 Fax: (253) 798-7709 [email protected]
Mailing Address 2702 S 42nd St. Ste. 109 Tacoma, WA 98409
Project Map & Location
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The Orville Road setback revetment project will protect two miles of Orville Road between Electron Road and 249th Street East near Orting.
Phase II B, the third phase of the construction, was completed in December 2019. Work included 23 engineered log jams designed to protect Orville Road. Active Construction of Puyallup was the contractor for this phase.
Construction on a fourth installment (Phase 2C – Year 1) will begin in August 2020 and will be completed by January 2021. Work on this phase will include the installation 19 engineered log jams and approximately 1,500 linear feet of setback revetment.
A fifth phase, 2C-Year 2, is planned for construction in late 2021.
Phase 1 was completed in 2013. The project constructed about 700 feet of setback revetment made of discontinuous engineered log jams (ELJs), and 6 ELJs placed on the gravel bar to deflect flows away from Orville Road. The setback revetment protects Orville Road and provides salmon habitat.
This $1.2 million phase addressed the area just downstream of the Champion Bridge. Construction included 28 engineered log jams along the existing levee to create smaller side channels that are less erosive and provide salmon habitat.