Public meeting April 5 to discuss impacts of planned Dayton Street utility project


The City of Edmonds is holding a public meeting Thursday, April 5 to discuss the utility replacement project planned along Dayton Street from 3rd to 9th Avenues South.

Design has begun for the project, which will replace the street and upsize the sanitary sewer, potable water and storm drain pipes. The goal is to replace very old sewer and water pipes while adding capacity to the city’s drainage system.

Increasing drainage capacity will help to alleviate flooding in downtown Edmonds during intense rain events, rhe city said.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St., (above the Edmonds library).

interested residents and business owners are invited to attend to discuss and learn more about the project specifics, public impacts and proposed construction schedule.

4 Replies to “Public meeting April 5 to discuss impacts of planned Dayton Street utility project”

  1. I there any hope that this might be done faster and more efficiently, as well as better, than usual? The mess at the intersection of 76th and 212th went on for seemingly ever, and the “finished” intersection, as it now is, is bumpy, entries into businesses effected are abrupt and appear just to have been slapped down, and they still flap with bits of plastic – is this to be the fate of Dayton for the next 6 to 9 months?

    When the sidewalk from the bottom of 196th down into Edmonds was put in some years ago, we calculated that at the rate the work was done, to put a sidewalk across the country and have it finished at the same time as our 2 miles of sidewalk, work would have to have begun in 1754.

    Can we hope for better? These projects are all good ones, but WHY do they take so long?


    1. My observation is that city projects almost always take longer than planned because “unforeseen problems” are almost always encountered. Perhaps better planning is needed before the project is started. Regarding 212th and 76th, which I travel thru frequently, it obviously is not completed. So why are they continuing to “play around” with it for so long?? Get it finished!


    2. My recollection from the last couple of updates that the Planning Board received was that the final layer of pavement would happen sometime in the Spring due to weather related reasons. I believe the stormwater retention vault also added to the timeline.


      1. Which brings the whole project of re-arranging an intersection up to what? nine months? I go through there frequently and have often observed a less-than-pressing atmosphere of urgency about the work, if I may put it that way. Heck, the whole Alaskan Highway was completed in a year!


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