The city of Kenai’s decades-long effort to stop the Kenai River bluff erosion that’s eating away an average three feet a year of valuable Old Town property reached a milestone this week. By Monday, the city and Army Corps of Engineers will have signed a preconstruction engineering and design agreement.
City manager Paul Ostrander said that’s cause for celebration.
“Big news on the bluff erosion project, absolutely,” he said.
The agreement begins the design phase of the project, which should take about a year.
“That planning phase, which, like I said, is 30 days following the singing of the PED agreement by the district commander, is key in outlining what, exactly, it’s going to look like,” Ostrander said.