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The work to make permanent repairs at the Anderson Creek Bridge on U.S. 2 between Gold Bar and Index has been postponed until further notice.

There were scheduling conflicts with Razz Construction of Bellingham.

The project’s new dates could be available next week, said Bronlea Mishler, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.

The $185,193.75 project consists of replacing one steel railing on the 92-foot bridge that was damaged in 2009 and also have it repaved to extend its life.

The work calls for single-lane closures for 19 consecutive days, affecting an estimated 6,400 vehicles a day. The work was schedule to start at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Touch a Truck today: Kids can sit in the driver’s seat of some of Marysville’s biggest heavy-duty rigs today.

The free Touch a Truck event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St. NE in Marysville.

Vehicles that are set to be part of the event include a dump truck, police vehicles, a street sweeper, fire engines and garbage trucks.

Horns and sirens will sound from 10 a.m. to noon.

Classes begin: Everett Community College offers adult education and GED classes starting Sept. 19.

In addition to classes on campus, the college offers evening classes at Weston High School in Arlington and at Park Place Middle School in Monroe.

For more information, call 425 388-9291.

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