MARYSVILLE — Getting around town likely will be harder next week.
Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation are scheduled to start a $2.4 million repaving project Monday on Highway 528 (64th Street NE).
Drivers can expect several weeks of lane closures in the nearly two-mile project area, between 55th Drive NE and 83rd Avenue NE. There are five lanes along this stretch; at least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
Up to three lanes might be closed eastbound 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. nightly Monday through Thursday, and 7 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Monday; westbound closures might occur 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Monday through Thursday and 8 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Monday. Work is expected to wrap up in the fall.
The work depends on fair weather.
It’s been 16 years since the stretch was paved. Up to 21,300 vehicles travel the stretch each day.
Meanwhile, plan for detours June 17 as Marysville celebrates the Strawberry Festival.
Between 4 p.m. and midnight June 17, State Avenue will be closed between 80th Street NE and First Street for festival parade activities. A closure on Fourth Street between Cedar Avenue and 47th Avenue NE is planned during the same time frame.
City officials say to expect heavy traffic from Exit 199 off I-5 onto Fourth Street in downtown. They are encouraging people to plan ahead and use alternate routes.