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Days away from back-to-back weekend closures of State Route 92, 13-day closure planned for July

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 09:54

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

Detours during fish passage project at North Machias Road in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS – Anyone who plans to use State Route 92 through Lake Stevens this weekend and next needs to detour around the intersection at North Machias Road while crews build a new bridge over Little Pilchuck Creek. Then in July, the same intersection will be closed for 13 days.

SR 92 and North Machias Road intersection closures

  • 9 p.m. Friday, June 8 to 6 a.m. Monday, June 11 (weekend closure).
  • 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 to 6 a.m. Monday, June 18 (weekend closure).
  • The 13-day closure will happen after the Fourth of July holiday. Dates not finalized.

Why weekend closures?

During the June closures, contractor crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation will use large machinery to reinforce the hillsides to provide a stronger foundation for a new 60-foot fish passage.

13-day closure in July

During next month’s nearly two-week closure, crews will redirect Little Pilchuck Creek, demolish the existing 6 feet by 12 feet culvert, build the 60-foot buried bridge in the new creek bed, then pave the road. When this $6 million project is done, the 12,000 drivers who use SR 92 every day will be able to easily cross Little Pilchuck Creek while migratory trout and salmon more easily explore 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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