Reminder: Four-week lane closure planned on Locust Way starting Monday

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    A two-block portion of Locust Way along Brier’s eastern boundary will see a single lane closure in effect during a three-week construction project that begins June 20.

    Regular commuters of Locust Way along the east boundary of Brier are being advised of a four-week construction project that will necessitate single lane closures in a two-block stretch of the roadway starting Monday, June 20.

    The single lane closure of Locust Way between 226th Place Southwest and 228th Street Southwest will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until July 15 in order for work crews to relocate a gas main and replace the guardrails of a bridge that spans Swamp Creek.

    An average of 6,655 vehicles per day use that stretch of Locust Way that connects Kenmore to the south with Poplar Way and Larch Way in Brier and unincorporated Snohomish County.

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    Crews from Puget Sound Energy have already been at the site of a gas main that is scheduled to be relocated, marking the shoulder of Locust Way in preparation for the three-week construction project.

    Snohomish County Public Works also advises drivers that Locust Way will also be completely closed to all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians between 231st Street Southwest and Barker Road in unincorporated Snohomish County, between June 20 and a yet-to-be-determined date in October.

    Work crews will be completely replacing a bridge originally built in 1936. The new bridge will be lengthened from 41 to 70 feet and more than doubled in width. Detours will be in place from Locust Way to Carter Road and 14th Avenue West will be in place during the road closure.

    –Story and photos by Doug Petrowski

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