5th Avenue S. Overlay Project
Grinding and paving activities associated with the 5th Avenue Overlay Project will begin Monday, Oct. 14, weather permitting, and continue through the week. The area of impact will be 5th Avenue South between Elm Way and Walnut Street.
Parking on 5th Avenue will not be permitted during grinding and paving work. Property owners and business patrons abutting the project are encouraged to park on adjacent side streets during construction.
Expect long delays for traffic control operations during grinding and paving operations. For the safety of construction workers, traveling public and pedestrians, please use caution when driving thru the construction zone.
Motorists should consider using alternate routes such as Edmonds Way (SR 104) or Main Street when entering or leaving the downtown area.
The City was successful in securing a $551,000 federal transportation grant to help fund the project. This section of 5th Avenue 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.