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Ban lifted: Sunset reopens to parking, traffic on Friday

City: Drivers are strongly encouraged to keep speeds down to keep walkers safe

Series: Coronavirus | Story 278

Last updated 9/27/2020 at 5:43pm

Brian Soergel

Sunset Avenue in Edmonds.

Sunset Avenue has been closed to through traffic and parking since April to provide more social distancing along a temporary, wider pathway in this popular walking and viewing location.

With the cooler, wetter weather fall brings, the City will now return the street to its previous configuration.

The barricades and cones used to designate the temporary pathway and the parking restrictions will be removed by City staff at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

Alll of the marked parking that was available prior to April will be restored.

The variable message board sign will remain for at least two more weeks to remind everyone using Sunset to continue to mask-up and maintain appropriate social distances (greater than 6-feet), in accordance with current CDC, and state and county health guidelines.

The city says its received many positive comments about the temporary expansion of the walkway. In addition, it heard from a fair number of people who wanted the parking restored.

With the changing of seasons, the number of people walking will drop and the wider pathway is no longer needed, the city says.


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