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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Dustin Terpening Communications, 360-757-5997 (Burlington)
Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-788-7103 (Mount Vernon)
LAKE STEVENS – Commuters and residents near Lake Stevens will see crews back at work making SR 9 safer and reducing congestion between Lundeen Parkway and SR 92.
Work will begin the week of March 14 with tree cutting on the west side of SR 9 between Lundeen Parkway and Soper Hill Road.
Crews will fell trees during the day and, at times, briefly close lanes on SR 9. Motorists likely will see some congestion and delays during the two weeks of tree cutting and this summer’s construction. During the majority of their work, crews will avoid closing lanes to keep traffic flowing.
Construction began last summer, and roughly half of the work is complete. Crews shut down the project over the winter to help reduce erosion near sensitive wetlands in the area. The project is expected to wrap up by fall.
During construction, crews will complete widening of SR 9 from two lanes to four lanes northbound from Lundeen Parkway to SR 92; intersection improvements; southbound SR 9 access to and from the Washington State Patrol Weigh Station; and lighting and traffic signal improvements on SR 9 at Lundeen Parkway and Soper Hill Road.
An additional lane in each direction, turn lanes and improved signals will help reduce congestion and travel times, and improve safety for drivers.
The $22.5 million project is funded by the 2005 gas tax.
Drivers can sign up to receive weekly e-mail updates about this and other Snohomish County construction projects at www.wsdot.wa.gov/EmailUpdates. For more information about the project, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr9/lundeentosr92.
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