In preparation for a second track installation by Burlington Northern Railroad, work will begin Oct. 31 on adjusting City of Edmonds utilities at the existing track on Main Street.
Burlington Northern railroad staff have requested the use of the parking portion of Bracketts Landing Park located north of the ferry dock from approximately Oct. 27-Nov. 23, to stage materials and equipment for the project. The closure will apply only to parked vehicles; the railroad says it will strive to keep pedestrian access open at all times.
Unforeseen conditions or inclement weather may extend the completion date. The project will have flaggers present between 6 a.m.-5 p.m. but those hours could be extended as construction efforts indicate. It will involve night work on as many as 14 nights — see attached preliminary schedule here — to avoid interference with ferry and rail traffic.
Ferry commuters should check with Washington State Ferries for any change to the routes.