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House moving from North Beach to Seaview Street

September 24, 2013 · Updated 12:15 PM

This Thursday, Sept. 26, another OPAL recycled house will arrive on a barge at North Beach, travel south on North Beach Road, and go west on Mt. Baker Road. It will complete its route on Seaview Street. The barge will arrive about noon, according to a Nickel Bros. House Moving spokesperson.

Nickel Bros. will transport the one-story house in a move that is expected to take less than two hours. The building is being moved for OPAL Community Land Trust.

Jeanne Beck, OPAL’s project manager reminds all islanders, “The greatest opportunity for impact on traffic will be at about 1 p.m. when the house will move onto North Beach Road. Traffic could be blocked for anyone traveling on North Beach or Mt. Baker Road for a short time. Seaview may be blocked for 30 minutes while the house is being maneuvered into its destination.”

The house is 28 feet wide and may cause temporary traffic slow downs. If there are cars waiting to pass on the route, Nickel Bros. will stop in places where it is possible to let people go around. Please remember these travel times are approximate.

“We are hoping to get the word out to as many as possible that this move will happen Thursday morning,” states Lisa Byers, OPAL executive director.

The residence will be renovated to provide another permanently affordable home for the island community. OPAL is delighted to receive another donated house that can be recycled to be permanently affordable housing for an island family.


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