Construction to begin on downtown Edmonds 5th Avenue Overlay Project

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5th Avenue in Edmonds.

Construction will begin in downtown Edmonds  on the 5th Avenue Overlay Project the week of Aug. 26 and continue through October 2013. The project will provide a full width roadway grind and a 2-inch pavement overlay between Elm Way and Walnut Street. Pedestrian curb ramps at intersections and several driveway entrances will be rebuilt to comply with the current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Expect pedestrian detours, temporary parking restrictions and delays for traffic control operations during construction. Property owners next to the project will be notified in advance when construction activities will begin in their area. For the safety of construction workers, traveling public and pedestrians, please use caution when driving through the construction zone.

The City of Edmonds was successful in securing a $551,000 federal transportation grant to help fund the project. This section of 5th Ave hasn’t been paved since 1991 and has several failed pavement sections and utility patches from past projects. In addition, city construction crews completed storm drain improvements earlier this year in preparation for the pavement overlay.

For additional information, contact Project Manager Ed Sibrel at 425-771-0220.

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