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Rain Delays Laying of Pavement on Main Street in Edmonds

Also, a reminder: The intersection of Main Street and Sixth Avenue remains closed to traffic through Nov. 16.

Rain has delayed Edmonds' improvements to Main Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

The first of two layers of asphalt pavement were scheduled to be placed on Main Street on Monday.

"Paving was not on the critical path for the project, however," says Public Works director Phil Williams. "So the delay, to what we now hope may be Thursday, does not necessarily delay the overall project."

The project is expected to be concluded by Nov. 16.

The first layer of street pavement will provide a path for pedestrians to access businesses during the removal of the remaining sidewalks and placement of the new sidewalks on Main Street.

And here's a reminder: The intersection of Main Street and Sixth Avenue in Edmonds remains closed to traffic through Nov. 16. The closure will be in place around the clock.

Pedestrian access across the intersection is a priority and will be maintained during the closure. The closure will allow the contractor to remove existing concrete pavement in the intersection and rebuild it with the planned utility and streetscape improvements.

The closure also allows the intersection to be reconstructed efficiently and in the shortest period of time, says the City of Edmonds.

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