2018 Water Street Enhancement Project

Port Townsend is paving the way to a brighter future. The Water Street Enhancement Project replaced aging infrastructure, improved street drainage, added streetscape improvements and street trees, and layed foundation for under-grounding utilities. The $2.7 million project will enhance the downtown corridor, increase public safety and walkability with ADA improvements, and enhance the character of the downtown commercial historic district.

Special Events and Activities

Thanks for supporting our local economy during construction. #ptlove

Port Townsend “Believe or Knot!” Winners — Thanks for playing!

January – Laura M. won $100 in local gift certificates

February – Susie T. won $100 in local gift certificates

March – Shirley T. won $100 in local gift certificates

April – Richard L. won $100 in local gift certificates

May – Tamara H. won $100 in local gift certificates

June – Chad J. won $500 in local gift certificates

June – Cori M. won $500 in local gift certificates



April “Step it Up” Winners – Lynn S. & Lisa L. — thanks for stepping it up!







Port Townsend has an expansive list of special events throughout the year, there are lots of reasons to come downtown during the construction period.

The public could check out Walking Tours with the Jefferson County Historical Society, Twisted History Ghost Tours, get tickets to Key City Public Theatre events, or take a PTeRider tour.

Subject to change. Paving the Way to a Brighter Future is funded in part by the City of Port Townsend, First Federal and the Port Townsend Main Street Program.

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Project Presentation

Photo: Jefferson County Historical Society. Hard Hat Logo: Max Grover