Road work begins in two Snohomish neighborhoods SNOHOMISH - The city’s first street projects funded by the sales-tax-supported Transportation Benefit District began last week.
The two projects involve work on 16th Street and Terrace Avenue and on 10th Street and are expected to be completed on or before Nov. 9. Both projects will require lane closures.
The 16th Street and Terrace Avenue work involves road reconstruction, asphalt surfacing and storm drainage restoration and improvements. Work there will have a minimal impact on traffic. One lane will be closed, but it will be controlled by a traffic flagger.
The work on 10th Street will be slightly more involved. The work will be on 10th Street between Avenue D and Avenue B and consists of tree removal, road reconstruction, asphalt surfacing, storm drainage improvements and installation of extruded curbing. Full closures of 10th Street are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26 and most of Thursday, Sept. 27.
Tim Cross, public works inspector, said once the pavement cools on Sept. 27, the street will be reopened to traffic that afternoon or evening.
The city selected BLU Utilities of Snohomish to do the work. The two projects were previously estimated to cost almost $198,000.
The sales tax lasts 10 years and will bring in about $600,000 a year when fully operational.