The store is located at 7532 Twin NE Spits Road in Hansville on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula. It’s a stone’s throw from Puget Sound. (See this image.)
The store has a long history — prior to 1934, it operated as a farmer’s store. The operation expanded between 1934 and 1988 to add the general store and gas station. In 1988, the gas station portion closed but the store remained open.
In 1990, an adjacent site, formerly Captains Landing, underwent an independent cleanup. During the cleanup, petroleum products observed appeared to originate from the Hansville General Store property. Two underground fuel storage tanks (USTs) on the store property were thought to be the source.
Since then, testing and monitoring identified gasoline and diesel in soil and in shallow groundwater at the store site. A couple of underground storage tanks have been pulled out. You can read more about the store’s history and Ecology’s role.
The project cost is about $500,000. Some of the funding is coming from stimulus money Ecology received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It’s one of several projects our agency is funding with ARRA stimulus dollars.
The contractor is Wyser Construction Inc. of Snohomish. The project involves 11 workers.
The work causes traffic delays through Hansville at times. One lane is open at all times; both lanes are open from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Businesses remain open.
Here’s a rundown on some of the work that’s been done as of this week:
Watch ECOconnect for project updates as work progresses.