EDMONDS — A repaving project on 220th Street SW, a roadway heavily used by commuters, is scheduled to begin Monday and continue through the end of October.
The project involves repaving the street between 84th and 76th Avenues. “It is one of the main commuting routes into and out of the city,” said Ed Sibrel, Edmonds’ capital projects manager.
Although the roadway is wide enough for traffic to flow normally through much of the project, drivers should still anticipate some delays, he said. The most disruptive part of the project will occur during paving when traffic will be reduced to one lane. That’s expected to take place during the second and third week of September.
“I would recommend commuters consider alternate methods of getting in and out of the city,” Sibrel said.
The cost of construction is $685,000 and 85 percent of that expense is being paid for though a federal grant. The project also including adding bike lanes and pedestrian curbs that comply with Americans With Disabilities Act requirements.
The repaving project is one of the last major programs under way in the city during the current construction season, he said. Work can take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The street hasn’t had major maintenance work since the 1990s, he said. The new pavement should last 14 to 20 years, depending on traffic volumes, Sibrel said.
A second project, involving sidewalks and draining improvements, also is scheduled to begin Monday and continue through the end of December.
It involves installation of sidewalks along the north side of 238th Street from 104th Avenue to 100th Avenue. Storm water catch basins and rain gardens will be installed on 237th Place west of 104th Avenue, and 238th Street, and 101st Avenue. Traffic delays are expected during this project as well.
Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486; email@example.com.