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Two weekend-long closures set for SR 9 near Clearview, Lake Stevens

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Date:  Thursday, August 09, 2012

Contact: Bronlea Mishler, WSDOT communications, 206-440-4696 (Shoreline)
Seema Javeri, WSDOT project engineer (SR9/SR 92), 425-889-0244 (Bellevue)
John Chi, WSDOT project engineer (SR 9 Clearview), 425-225-8741 (Everett)

Crews will widen an intersection, install a culvert Aug. 10-12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY – Big changes are in store for State Route 9 in Snohomish County this weekend. Construction crews at two separate projects will work around the clock to install a new culvert and to add lanes at a busy intersection.

Near Clearview, crews working to widen a two-mile stretch of SR 9 need to close the highway from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to 2 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, as they dig out a section of roadway and install a new 84-inch-diameter culvert. Local traffic can still access homes and businesses, but drivers headed north or south through the area will follow a detour on SR 524, SR 527 and 180th St. SE.

Farther north, the Washington State Department of Transportation has partnered with the city of Marysville to widen and improve the SR 9/SR92 intersection near Lake Stevens. To complete widening work, construction crews will close the intersection around the clock from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, as they pave, stripe and install guardrail. Drivers will use local roads to detour around the work.

“Weekend closures – especially during the summer – can be a challenge for drivers who just want to get out of town,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Seema Javeri. “If drivers can be patient with us for a weekend, this closure will allow us to get a huge amount of work done – and that will mean fewer nighttime lane closures the rest of the summer.”

Beyond the immediate congestion relief, this project prepares the SR 9/SR 92 intersection for future expansion to a four-way intersection.

More information about the SR 92 intersection-improvement project, including before-and-after graphics, can be found online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr9/sr92intersection.  

Find information about the SR 9 widening project, including photos, online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR9/212thse_176thse.  


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