Reminder: 5th Avenue and Dayton Street intersection closed Oct. 5-9

The 5th Avenue and South Dayton Street intersection in downtown Edmonds will be closed starting Monday, Oct. 5 to replace deteriorating pedestrian crosswalks. The intersection closure, running through Oct. 9, will help expedite the removal of the existing concrete crosswalks and placement of new decorative crosswalks, according to the City of Edmonds. The existing crosswalks have multiple cracks due to pavement failure from bus and truck traffic loads. The new decorative crosswalks will have a thicker pavement section.

Since late September, drivers may have also come across street overlay projects on 212th Avenue, from 72nd Avenue West to 84th Avenue West and on 220th Street Southwest from SR 99 to 76th Avenue West.  The work will include the removal of the top two to three inches of existing pavement prior to placement of new pavement. Expect delays for lane shifts and traffic-control operations during construction. Please drive with caution!

The overlay project is funded by a $1 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act enacted earlier this year as part of the federal stimulus program. Send questions/comments to Jaime Hawkins at or call him at 425-754-4106

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