Get ready for at little inconvenience, though rather minimal.  Snohomish County Public Works is addressing some much-needed sidewalk repair and improvements in Lynnwood and Everett.

With the warm, dry days of summer comes a great opportunity to make these improvements with the most limited impacts on drivers and pedestrians possible.

Damson Rd Sidewalk Extension:

Public Works will address sidewalk gaps along the west side of Damson Rd on the opposite side of the road from Hilltop Elementary School in Lynnwood. Crews will install a concrete sidewalk north of Hilltop Fire Station (20510 Damson Rd). This work connects sidewalks for residents and students at Hilltop Elementary School.

Traffic impacts will be minimal and last approximately 10 days:

  • Beginning the first week of August, crews will work Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm
  • There will be single lane closures on the two-lane street, requiring one-way traffic during construction hours with two-way traffic returning at the end of the workday day.
  • Pedestrian assistance through the work zone will be available during construction hours. Access to the crosswalk will be available during non-construction hours.

For more information, visit the project website at www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5836.  To maximize resources, the county will use the same contractor to install Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) devices and improve six pedestrian ramps along Airport Rd at the intersections of 100th St SW and 94th St SW in Everett. Upgraded ramps feature detectable warning surfaces and APS pushbuttons which trigger audio cues alerting visually impaired pedestrians to begin crossing the intersection.

Traffic impacts will be minimal and last approximately 10 days:

  • Beginning in mid-August, crews will work Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm
  • There will be single lane closures during construction, but two-way traffic will be functioning during and after construction hours.
  • Bus stops at project locations may be temporarily relocated within a close distance from normal stops. This affects Everett Transit northbound and southbound stops, one TransWest shuttle stop, and Swift northbound and southbound stops. Access to the Swift card reader for pedestrians will be maintained throughout the project.
  • Pedestrian access to crosswalks will be available throughout construction.

For more information, visit the project website at www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5835.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.