MLT overpasses in sound condition, state DOT says

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The three I-5 overpasses in Mountlake Terrace are in sound condition according to a report by the Washington State Department of Transportation. City of Mountlake Terrace engineers asked the state about the overpasses’ structural integrity and current status in light of the I-5 bridge collapse in Skagit County late last week.

“The good news is that they are all in good shape and, according to WSDOT, not in risk of any type of catastrophic failure that was experienced up in Skagit County,” said Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield on Thursday.

The three bridges at 220th Street Southwest, 226th Street Southwest and 236th Street Southwest that cross over I-5 were retrofitted by the state in 2006 and 2007, Caulfield said. More work on the 220th Street Southwest and 236th Street Southwest overpasses is scheduled for later this summer as part of a $3.62 million repaving and repair project of the freeway from 52nd Avenue West in Lynnwood south to the county line that started preliminary work this week.

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