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Arlington: Bridge reopensThe Pilchuck Creek Bridge on Highway 9 between Arlington and Mount Vernon is reopening today with a new two-lane span. The 36-foot wide bridge replaces the older 17-foot-wide, one-lane bridge that was built in 1916. Work crews will be finishing the links between the existing road to the new roadway Tuesday, so drivers should expect delays of up to 30 minutes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lake Stevens: Lake to be treatedCity and county officials will be treating Lake Stevens with alum to control the amount of phosphorous in the water. The work will most likely take place, weather permitting, May 12-23 and the crews will be launching boats from Wyatt Boat Launch and North Cove Swim beach. While there are no restrictions on the use of the lake during the treatment for boating, fishing or swimming, signs will be posted at public access locations to notify residents. In addition, during operations at North Cove Swim beach, the park will be closed.
The city, county and Snohomish Conservation District will offer a public outreach program to educate residents on reducing phosphorous content in the lake.
For information on the alum treatment, contact Scott Wicken with the city of Lake Stevens at For information on public outreach programs, contact Kate Riley at the Snohomish Conservation District at 425-335-5634 or
Mill Creek: Road work scheduledSignificant delays are expected during overlay work set to begin this week along 35th Avenue SE between Seattle Hill Road and 132nd Street SE. It is planned to occur at night during the week to minimize traffic impacts and shorten the schedule.
The city is advising people to use alternate routes if possible. Additional work on 148th Street SE between Village Green Drive and 35th Avenue SE is scheduled to begin around 3 p.m. Friday. The schedules are subject to change because the work is weather dependent. The city is partnering with Snohomish County for cost efficiency to repave three main roads in Mill Creek. The estimated cost to the city for the work is $1.25 million.
Monroe: School plans STEM eventMonroe Public Schools has scheduled a learning expo on its science, technology, engineering and math programs from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the high school’s performing arts center. More than 150 students from grades four through eight are expected tell people about their learning during the free event. Students in middle and high school STEM courses are planning demonstrations in subject areas, such as cellular biotechnology, forensics, physics, calculus, and agriculture.
Several organizations and businesses are set to participate, including Advantage Manufacturing Technologies, the Boeing Co., the Future of Flight Foundation and Helicopter Rescue Pilots. Monroe High School is located at 17001 Tester Road.
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