Construction of the 5th Avenue Overlay Project will begin the week of Aug. 26 and continue through October 2013, according to a news release from the city of Edmonds. The project will provide a full width roadway grind and a 2-inch pavement overlay between Elm Way and Walnut Street. Pedestrian curb ramps at intersections and several driveway entrances will be reconstructed to comply with the current Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Expect pedestrian detours, temporary parking restrictions and delays for traffic control operations during construction. Property owners abutting the project will be notified in advance when construction activities will begin in their area. For the safety of construction workers, traveling public and pedestrians, please use caution when driving thru the construction zone.
The City secured a $551,000 federal transportation grant to help fund the project. This section of 5th Ave hasn’t been paved since 1991 and has several failed pavement sections and utility patches from past projects. In addition, City construction crews completed storm drain improvements earlier this year in preparation for the pavement overlay.
For additional information please contact Ed Sibrel, project manager, at 425.771.0220.