Fry Creek restoration work to bring closures and detours

The City of Aberdeen says that restoration improvements to Fry Creek are scheduled for construction beginning June 24, and residents may see traffic changes. 

Brumfield Construction was awarded the city contract to continue the work, with the city stating that the Fry Creek Restoration is one of the key projects of the Timberworks Flood Resiliency and Restoration Plan brought about by Aberdeen and Hoquiam to “target flood mitigation, habitat restoration, and drainage capacity in our coastal communities”.

In a release, the city stated that the project improvements consist of;

  • removal of in-water and bank debris
  • constructing a temporary bypass of Fry Creek
  • dewatering the work area
  • removal of culverts and select utilities at Pacific and Aberdeen Avenue
  • excavation of bank slopes
  • installation of concrete box culvert at Pacific Avenue
  • construction of a sanitary lift station and sanitary sewer conveyance piping
  • bank stabilization
  • grading and paving
  • curb and sidewalk installation
  • stormwater drainage improvements
  • a pedestrian foot path on the west side of the creek
  • invasive species removal, and
  • revegetation

The project site will be fully closed to traffic with flaggers and/or traffic control devices to safely route traffic during the construction activity. 

Aberdeen Ave and Pacific Ave will consist of local traffic only within a block of the construction activities, and through traffic will not be permitted during construction. On street parking will be prohibited shortly before and during scheduled work.

Photo from City of Aberdeen

“We appreciate your continued patience as we work to improve the City’s infrastructure. For your safety, please stay alert, watch for lane/channelization changes, and obey all construction signs and flagging personnel.”

Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of October.

When complete, Aberdeen Ave across Fry Creek will remain closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate future phases of work north of Aberdeen Ave, including flood plain benching and installation of a pedestrian bridge. 

For more information on these projects, please visit the City’s website at

Questions and comments regarding these projects can be directed to Nick Bird at (360) 537-3218 or [email protected].