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Arlington: Airport Boulevard work begins

City officials broke ground Monday on a new three-lane commercial road that eventually will connect 188th Street NE and 172nd Street NE., as well as serve as a collector arterial to the proposed Arlington Airport Business Park.

Phase I of the project will add an extension of 51st Avenue NE into the airport north of 172nd Street. The project includes construction of a new roadway, curbs, sidewalks, trails, low-impact drainage system and utility extensions. This will be the primary access into the business park, a light industrial and commercial center.

In 2010, the city received a grant from the Puget Sound Regional Council for $452,485. The construction contract was awarded to Reece Trucking &Excavating.

Edmonds: Free adult whooping cough shots

Free immunizations to protect against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria will be offered at the Puget Sound Christian Clinic’s medical van during a special immunization clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. July 24 at the Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. Those eligible for free immunizations are adults, ages 18 and older, who don’t have health insurance of any kind, including Medicaid and Medicare. The shots will be offered first come, first served.

Oak Harbor: Lions Club to sell fruit

The Oak Harbor Lions Club is planning to sell cherries, peaches and apricots this July 31 at the parking lot of Rite Aid Pharmacy, 31645 Highway 20. Members of the club will sell the produce daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until sold out. All proceeds are to support community projects and services provided by the club.

More info: Call 360-675-4391.

Snohomish: Public works director job

The city of Snohomish has started its search for a new public works director. The search is being done through websites and publications in the Northwest. It is set to last about three weeks. The top candidates will be interviewed by the city manager and other city staff.

The position pays between $91,272 and $112,356 a year. This does not include benefits. The position oversees departments in charge of street and parks maintenance.

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