City to close 222nd Street Southwest starting Monday for water main, sidewalk improvements

Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, 222nd Street Southwest from 44th Avenue West to 39th Avenue West will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for continuing construction on water main and sidewalk improvements. A detour will be set up on 220th Street Southwest. Daily closures are expected to continue through Thursday, Oct. 11, although the work is weather dependent; construction and detour schedules may be modified.

The 222nd Street Southwest Water Main and Sidewalk Improvements project will provide curbs and sidewalks along the north side of the street between 44th and 39th Avenue West. The project also includes constructing drainage improvements and installation of 1600 feet of water main, 10 gate valves, three hydrants, and 27 new water services.

The improvements are intended to create another pedestrian connection to the city’s principal sidewalk networks, providing access to nearby public transportation routes and Bicentennial Park on 222nd Street Southwest. The city also hopes to promote walking as exercise and increase accessibility in the neighborhood for disabled citizens.

The 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 are funded by the city’s Street Construction, Stormwater, and Water Funds.

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