Plan for West Marine View Drive to be Closed on Feb 24
WSDOT has labeled the traffic recercussions from the demolition of the old Kimberly-Clark footbridge as ‘high impact.’ Both directions of West Marine Drive between Everett Avenue and the entrance to Naval Station Everett will be closed from about 7:00 am until 6:30 in the evening on February 24th.
The City is making way for a new and improved Grand Avenue Park Bridge, which will carry people and some utilities (storm drainage and sewer) across the five lanes of West Marine Drive. The eroded and deteriorating underground utilities will be replaced and will run beneath the bridge, so routine maintenance and inspection will be much easier to perform.
Per WSDOT, a detailed detour will direct traffic for those needing to gain entrance to the Naval Station, but expect delays, and avoid the area if you can so you can keep the congestion to a minimum.
Construction for the replacement bridge is due to begin late this summer.
Image courtesy of Port of Everett PR 2014