Paving improvements include 238th Street SW

Apr 26, 2018
Photo by: Brian Soergel This picture, taken April 24, shows 238th Street SW heading up the hill from Edmonds Way.

Edmonds will continue its efforts to rehabilitate and preserve its roadway network this summer by paving several area streets. Also included in this year’s contract is installation of a geotextile fabric.

This fabric, which is placed under the new asphalt, will prolong the life of the new pavement surface by preventing surface cracking.

This technique has been successfully used in Edmonds numerous times.

Working in conjunction with Snohomish County, a contract is expected to be awarded this June. This year’s paving is expected to cost about $1.9 million, to be paid for by a combination of real estate excise taxes and utility funds.

In addition, the city will be running a pilot program this summer to test the cost-effectiveness of a treatment known as slurry seal. Slurry seal is a preventative maintenance practice expected to decrease paving costs by extending the life of current roads.

The city of Edmonds has teamed up with city of Mukilteo for this program.

Meanwhile, work has begun on the construction of new sidewalk on the north side of 238th Street SW between Edmonds Way and Highway 99. This stretch of roadway has large gaps where sidewalk currently does not exist, and the project will construct about 1,000 feet of sidewalk in various locations to fill in those gaps.

A midblock crosswalk with pedestrian-activated lights will be installed in front of the Korean United Presbyterian Church.

Construction bids were opened on Feb. 15, and the low bidder, at $419,256 was Thomco Construction of Lake Stevens. Thomco started work in early April and construction will be completed by June.

 

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