Emergency work to begin on waterline installation for 76th Avenue

Nov 15, 2013

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, for all interested parties at the Corner Coffee Bar & Café, 18401 76th Ave. W, to discuss construction work for the waterline installation project, overall scheduling and other project related questions.

City of Edmonds staff and City of Lynnwood staff will provide a status report and answer questions at the 6:30 p.m. meeting.

The Edmonds City Council has authorized the City of Edmonds to do everything it can to get a waterline and temporary road surface built before any serious winter weather begins by declaring an emergency and entering into a contract with Earthworks Enterprises, Inc. to complete the waterline installation that was originally part of the on-going 76th Ave. Sewer project being pursued by the City of Lynnwood.

In addition, Edmonds City Council authorized a contract with Lakeside Industries to complete a temporary road repair in anticipation of the coming winter months to mitigate the current condition of the right of way.

The temporary road overlay work is planned to be funded by the City of Lynnwood, with approval of funding by Lynnwood City Council scheduled for Nov. 25.

Public Works Director Phil Williams said the City will make all efforts to ensure the waterline installation and temporary road overlays are completed as soon as possible.

The work is scheduled to begin no later than Nov. 21.  Barring weather delays, the expected project duration will be from Nov. 21 to Dec. 31.

During this time period, expect some traffic delays on 76th Avenue West during waterline installation and a two- to three-day daytime road closure for when the temporary asphalt overlay is placed.

In addition, the installation of the waterline will require temporary shutoffs in the area to allow for the switch-over from the existing waterline to the new waterline.

If a shutoff is required, notices with the time and date of shutoff will be sent to the affected users 3 to 5 working days prior to the shutoff.

Mayor Dave Earling understands that this has been an inconvenience for the residents on the north end and wants to make the community aware that they are working with the City of Lynnwood and are doing everything that is possible to complete this work.

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