Hold on, Edmonds. The teeth-rattling, suspension-bouncing ride won’t last forever.
City officials are aware that the stretch of Fifth Avenue South into downtown is a rough ride and cause of angst among regular drivers into the area. The cause? A temporary patch covering the work of the city’s waterline improvement project, which began in November.
On Fifth Avenue South, the project runs south from Elm Way to Walnut Street.
“True, it’s not ideal,” said Public Works director Phil Williams. “The contractor has been out there having to fix quite a few locations on that patch.”
Williams said there will be work done through February.
“We’ll be making additional connections to that line that was laid there, putting in individual services for the people served off that main line.
“When we’re done, we will arrange to have the entire thing placed with a permanent patch which will be much smoother and easier to drive on. Absolutely, that’s coming, and I and the city really appreciate people’s patience in the meantime. I know it’s an uncomfortable ride at the moment.”