Let’s shed some light on a crosswalk near a school in south Everett.
Wayne LeLoo lives near Odyssey Elementary and worries about poor lighting at a nearby intersection.
“There is no street light at the corner of Gibson Road and East Gibson Road, just south of 128th Street SW,” LeLoo wrote. “When driving east on Gibson and stopping at the stop sign at East Gibson, it is almost impossible at night to see if anyone is in the crosswalk when turning left onto East Gibson. Just wondering if there is any plan to light up that intersection for the safety of both pedestrians and drivers.”
That intersection falls within the proposed Ash Way Corridor Project, noted Mohammad Uddin, a public works supervisor for Snohomish County. The county is looking at a variety of improvements for the major north-south route, including widening the road and improving intersections with roundabouts or signals.
But that project is only in the design phase. Construction is not expected until 2022.
So in the meantime, the county did a “light level analysis.”
There are two existing street lights near the intersection. After review, the county plans to add three more street lights at the intersection.
“This work will be completed sometime after the first of the year,” spokeswoman Catherine Breault said. “We appreciate your Herald reader, Wayne LeLoo, for bringing this need to our attention.”
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