MARYSVILLE — A new road near Marysville Getchell High School is open for drivers.
The 1.2-mile Ingraham Boulevard extension of 88th Street from 67th Avenue NE east to 83rd Avenue NE. opened Tuesday afternoon.
“We put a culvert in, made a four lane crossing across Grace Creek and other road improvements to facilitate the connection from 67th (Avenue NE) to about 74th (Drive NE),” said Kevin Nielsen, the city’s public works director. “A to Z, it’s a brand new road.”
Ingraham Boulevard is named in honor of the USS Ingraham. The city has invited about 130 sailors and their families from the ship to a dedication and ribbon cutting Oct. 26.
The road will be closed for three hours beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the celebration, Nielsen said. The celebration is planned from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Ingraham Boulevard just east of 88th Street and 67th Avenue NE.
Designing and building the road cost approximately $4 million, according to Nielson. The road is an additional route to and from Marysville Getchell High School that is less steep than 84th Street NE and provides an east-west connection between I-5 and Highway 9.
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