Major Traffic/Construction Update

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July 3, 2019 2:03 PM

Substantial Construction on 236th St SW for July & August

The Main Street Revitalization Project construction work on 236th Street SW and 56th Avenue W is ongoing and on schedule. Beginning the week of July 8, significant roadway construction work will occur on 236th Street SW; this work is expected to take between 4 to 8 weeks to complete. During this period, all roadway users should expect the following:

Week of July 8 – The road surface of 236th Street SW from Gateway Boulevard to 56th Avenue W will undergo asphalt grinding. 236th Street SW will be reduced to one-lane of travel with flaggers controlling the direction of traffic between westbound and eastbound travel. During this week, traffic will move from the north side to the south side, depending on which side of the roadway the contractor is working on.

Weeks of July 17 through the completion of this work – The asphalt grinding of 236th Street SW between Gateway Boulevard and 56th Street SW will be complete. Drivers should expect to travel on gravel. In addition, travel on 236th Street SW between 56th Street SW and 58th Street SW will be westbound traffic only. Drivers should use the signed detour routes or take an alternate route that may be more convenient. As construction progresses during this period, the city will provide additional construction information that is up-to-date and reflects the contractor’s progress.

This work is necessary as the roadway needs to be re-surfaced. The primary benefits of completing this work during summer include: Improving roadway safety since there is a reduced number of pedestrians when school is not in session; and Lessening overall traffic delay since traffic volumes are typically lower throughout the summer.

Drivers should expect traffic delays during these construction activities.

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