Expect traffic delays for upcoming city road, drainage projects


The City of Edmonds on Thursday announced that two city construction projects beginning Aug. 31 in different neighborhoods are likely to cause traffic delays: the 220th Street Overlay and 238th Street Walkway and Drainage Improvements.

Construction for the 220th Street Overlay Project will continue through approximately the end of October. According to the city, the project involves a full-width roadway grind and 2-inch overlay with new pavement between 84th Avenue and 76th Avenue. Typical work hours for this section of paving will be Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The project will also add bike lanes on 220th Street to connect to the existing bike lane network east of 84th Avenue. Adding bike lanes will modify the existing lane configuration and reduce on-street parking within the project limits. Pedestrian curb ramps will be upgraded to comply with the current American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In September, the City’s street overlay program will continue the pavement rehabilitation work on 220th Street from 76th Avenue eastward to the Interurban Trail. The work east of 76th Avenue will be night work.

Intermittent traffic delays can be expected, but residential, pedestrian, and business access will be open throughout the project.

Construction for the 238th Street Walkway & Drainage Improvements will continue through about the end of December (weather permitting).

The project will install a sidewalk along the north side of 238th Street from 104th Avenue to 100th Avenue. Stormwater catchment facilities, including catch basins and rain gardens, will be installed on 237th Place (west of 104th Avenue), 238th Street and 101st Avenue.

Expect temporary delays for traffic control operations during construction. For the safety of the construction workers, traveling public and pedestrians, please use caution when driving through the construction zone.



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