Story and photo by Doug Petrowski
Construction work will close two of the most- traveled arterials in Mountlake Terrace at times this week sending drivers on lengthy detours.
Beginning Monday, April 23, all four lanes of 44th Avenue West just south of 212th Street Southwest will be closed to traffic. The closure is expected to last two days; possibly more if weather hampers the repair work.
The detour set up during this construction work will send drivers over to the two-lane 48th Avenue West via 212th and 216th Streets Southwest. Some local access to 44th Avenue West for businesses and homeowners will be allowed.
Following the two-day 44th Avenue West closure, work crews will require a full closure of 212th Street Southwest between 48th and 52nd Avenues West for up to a week, depending on the weather. The detour during this closure will utilize 216th Place Southwest and 217th Street Southwest via 48th and 52nd Avenues West.
The scheduled construction work is part of the joint Mountlake Terrace-Lynnwood 212th Street Southwest Overlay Project that began earlier this month. The two cities are working together to repair, overlay and re-configure 212th Street Southwest; additional work is being completed simultaneously to drainage systems, sewer and sidewalks. The entire project is expected to be completed in June.