By Bill Sheets Herald Writer
The state Department of Transportation has established a webpage to provide updated information on Highway 530 near Oso and other road-related developments in the area. Go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/SR530/Landslide/.
Paving scheduled in Lynnwood
The $5.7 million project to widen 52nd Avenue W. from 148th Street SW to the Lynnwood city limits is nearing completion.
Final paving on the Snohomish County project, which began last summer, is scheduled to begin Tuesday and take four days of dry weather.
The work is planned for 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. The schedule calls for crews to begin at 148th and work their way south. The road will be open in both directions but drivers will be sent through on an alternating basis, so delays should be expected. Avoiding the area is recommended. Lane stripes are scheduled to be painted on April 7 and 8, also with weather permitting. Community Transit Route 119 has stops along 48th Avenue W.
The project adds a center turn lane, sidewalks, bike lanes and planter strips to the previous two-lane roadway. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/m7gqqsv or call 425-388-3789.
Jordan Road closed at Jim Creek Bridge
Crews working for Snohomish County today plan to resume work on a $4 million project to replace Jim Creek Bridge #42 on Jordan Road east of Arlington.
The road is scheduled to be closed at the single-lane bridge, about 3?½ miles from Highway 530, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Tuesday. Access to nearby River Meadows Park will be available from the south.
The work is unrelated to the Oso landslide. The current Jim Creek Bridge is 99 years old. Much of the work on the new bridge was done last year, but crews still need to finish bridge approaches, paving, and striping. The work is weather dependent. The bridge is expected to be finished and open to two-lane traffic in May. For more information and a detour map, go to http://tinyurl.com/k9xq84p or call 425-388-3789. Follow the e-subscribe link on the project Web page to receive e-mail updates when new information is available.
Milestone reached on Clearview project
Crews have finished most of their work on the intersection of Highway 9 and 180th Street SW as part of a $57 million road-widening project.
The intersection now has left-turn lanes in each direction with each inside left being a U-turn. Two through-lanes run north and south, one through-lane runs east and west and there are dedicated right-turn lanes for drivers in each direction.
Work on a new center median is continuing and drivers should expect more lane closures.
Additionally, crews plan this week to work day and night installing drains near 180th and 188th streets. The work will be noisy and people nearby will hear sawcutting, jackhammers, generators and heavy construction equipment. Crews will try to minimize the noise as much as possible, according to the state. The work could last up to five weeks.
The work is part of a project to widen Highway 9 from 212th Street SE to 176th Street SE. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/lxjf8sh.
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