Traffic alert: 3.5 miles of street paving begins next week in Edmonds

 

Last updated 5/21/2020 at 9:59am



The City of Edmonds is now paving about 3.5-lane miles of streets at various locations throughout the city. Work began the week of May 18 and is scheduled to be completed in July.

The work will involve grinding off the top 2 inches of old pavement and replacing it with new asphalt pavement. After the work is complete, residents will notice an improved pavement surface and smoother, quieter streets.

This year, workers will install several Kevlar-reinforced streets.

"We don't expect anyone to shoot at our streets,” said Ryan Hague, capital projects manager. He was joking. "Adding Kevlar fibers directly to the asphalt mix adds strength, toughness, and durability to our pavement."

The Kevlar-reinforced roads will last longer and require less maintenance over time than non-reinforced roads. They are also more resistant to cracking, rutting, and potholes, Hague said.

He added that these benefits will enhance the safety and sustainability of the City's infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.

The City encourages community members to visit http://www.overlays.edmondswa.gov for a map of impacted streets and regular schedule updates.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to create impacts across Washington state and the nation, the City of Edmonds says it is committed to the safety of its staff, contractors, and the general public.

As part of this, the City said it is taking steps to slow the spread of the virus based on state mandates and the latest guidance from health authorities.

For more information, you can review the Building Industry Association of Washington's Phase I Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements (https://bit.ly/3cKLHtz).

Drivers should expect delays for lane shifts and traffic control operations during work hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Driver should use caution when driving through the construction zones for the safety of construction workers, the traveling public, and pedestrians.


Questions? Ryan Hague at 425.771.0220 or [email protected]

 

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