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Weekend closure of State Route 92 in Lake Stevens for fish passage work, June 16 - 17

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:06

Frances Fedoriska, communications, 206-440-4690
Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457

Extended closure scheduled for July 6 - 19

LAKE STEVENS – The same detour that guided travelers around the closure of State Route 92 at North Machias Road will be back in action this weekend.

From 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 until 6 a.m. Monday, June 18, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will shut down the Lake Stevens intersection to continue preparing the site of a new, larger bridge over Little Pilchuck Creek that will improve fish migration and habitat.

This work is a precursor for a 13-day closure scheduled to begin July 6.

SR 92 and North Machias Road intersection closures

  • 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 to 6 a.m. Monday, June 18 (weekend closure).
  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 6 to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 (13 days).

13-day closure in July

During next month’s extended closure, Little Pilchuck Creek will be redirected. The existing 6 foot by 12 foot culvert will be demolished to make way for a new 60-foot buried bridge in the new creek bed with a fresh layer of pavement for the roadway.

When this $6 million project is complete, the 12,000 people who use SR 92 each day will be able to easily cross Little Pilchuck Creek while migratory trout and salmon more easily connect with 30 miles of previously unreachable habitat beneath.

Court ruling compliance

This new fish passage helps WSDOT fulfill a U.S. District Court ruling requiring the replacement of about 1,000 culverts blocking fish passage under state roads, which will help restore historical tribal fishing rights.

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