As the next phase of work on Cedar Way/44th Avenue West and 228th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace begins, drivers will need to heed a couple detours routes to be in place at times over the next few weeks.
Drivers should expect detours beginning Monday, April 7 as grinding and paving begins on 228th Street Southwest near the Cedar Plaza Shopping Center. A road closure on 228th Street Southwest between 38th and 44th Avenues West will occur, however the intersections at 228th Street/38th Avenue and 228th Street/44th Avenue will be open and a detour will be in place.
When 228th Street is opened, the grinding and overlay work will move to 44th Avenue/Cedar Way between 227th and 232nd Streets Southwest. Detours will be in place. An officer and several flaggers will be at the site helping direct traffic and assisting pedestrians and bicyclists. It is recommended that drivers use alternate routes during construction.
Business access will be available on 44th Avenue/Cedar Way while work takes place on 228th Street and when work moves to 44th/Cedar Way, business access will change over to 228th Street.
Normal work hours for this construction project are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. This work may be completed within two weeks, but it is weather dependent. In addition, there may be nighttime lane closures.
The 228th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue/Cedar Way project will restore the roadway pavement and re-channel 228th Street Southwest from 39th to 44th Avenues West and Cedar Way from 227th to 232nd Streets Southwest. It includes pavement milling, pavement repairs, and asphalt overlay. In selected areas the roadway will be widened by relocating the curb and sidewalk.
The crosswalks across 228th Street on the west side of 42nd Avenue, and across 44th Avenue on the south side of 229th Street, will have pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons installed to improve pedestrian safety.
The entire project is expected to be completed this summer.