City to begin water main and sidewalk work at Bicentennial Park this weekend

The Bicentennal Park sign will be repaired.

Crews are scheduled to begin work at Bicentennial Park, 4105-222nd St. S.W., over the Labor Day weekend in preparation for the installation of a new underground water main and sidewalks along the north side of 222nd Street Southwest this fall. The project, taking place between 39th and 44th Avenues West, includes 1,600 feet of water main. 10 gate valves, three hydrants, and general drainage improvements.

The sidewalk installation and street improvements will create a safe pedestrian connection on that section of 222nd Street, as well as provide access to nearby public transportation routes, promote walking as exercise, provide safe access to Bicentennial Park and Cedar Way Elementary School, and increase accessibility for disabled citizens, according to Penny Merkley, Mountlake Terrace Community Relations Specialist.

Following the initial preparation work, major construction by contractor Pacific Coast General will begin the week of September 10, with access to 222nd Street Southwest restricted to local residents and emergency vehicles only. Additional traffic restrictions during the project are possible.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in about two months, weather permitting.

The water main, street, sidewalk, and drainage improvements are funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant of up to $200,000 administered by Snohomish County’s Department of Human Services. The remaining costs, approximately $600,000, are being paid for by the city’s Street Construction, Stormwater, and Water Funds.

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