Construction alert: Expect traffic delays week of May 18 for 36th Ave W project

The City of Lynnwood warned of traffic impacts during the week of May 18 due to 36th Avenue West project construction. Expect traffic to be delayed between 179th Street Southwest and 165th Place Southwest while crews: Form and place concrete for traffic islands Place truck apron concrete at the 172nd Street Southwest roundabout Place splitter…

Learn about rain gardens during free city webinar

The City of Lynnwood and the Snohomish Conservation District are sponsoring a free Rain Garden and Urban Gardening webinar. Attendees will learn: -What a rain garden is the benefits they provide -Site selection and feasibility -Construction of rain gardens -Rain garden maintenance -About urban gardening -Methods for transforming a lawn to an edible garden -Raised…

Construction planned for 36th Ave. W. improvements project in May

The City of Lynnwood reminds drivers that construction for 36th Avenue West improvements project will be underway in the first part of May and advised drivers be aware of detours in the area. During the week of May 11, improvements between 179th Street Southwest and 165th Place Southwest include: Forming and placing concrete for traffic…

Celebrate Bike Month in Lynnwood with Bike BINGO

May is Bike Month, and the City of Lynnwood invites you to celebrate from a distance. Play Bike2Health BINGO and get ideas and resources. If you get a bike bingo (five in a row, vertical, across or diagonal) you can be entered to win a bike. To download your BINGO card and learn more, visit…

City of Lynnwood announces it’s canceling upcoming community events due to COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Lynnwood announced Wednesday the cancellation of many favorite community events this summer. “Although these decisions were difficult, the long-term health and safety of our community members and our city staff are a top priority,” the city said. The cancellations are in addition to Tuesday’s announcement…

City of Lynnwood cancels this year’s Fair on 44th block party

The City of Lynnwood said Tuesday it has made “the difficult decision” to cancel this year’s Fair on 44th Community Health and Safety Block Party, which had been set for September. The cancellation was due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the city said, adding that “the long-term health and safety of our community members…

In letter to governor, Snohomish County mayors request timeline for re-opening

A group of 17 Snohomish County mayors have sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, asking the governor for “more detail and a more concrete understanding of a timeline, even if provisional,” for re-opening the state. The letter, sent April 24, thanked the governor for his leadership “during this unprecedented time in our state’s history,” and for his “early,…

City council April 27 to receive COVID-19 update, honor retiring executive assistant

The Lynnwood City Council at its Monday, April 27 business meeting is scheduled to receive an update from city staff regarding the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Councilmembers will be holding the meeting remotely via Zoom, and the meeting is scheduled to be streamed live online. Fore more information about the council’s video streaming service,…

Hall Lake neighbors release salmon from local hatchery

With school closures in effect through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, students have not been able to assist the City of Lynnwood Fish Hatchery and Environmental Education Center release baby salmon into the wild. April is usually the time of year when Lynnwood students take field trips to the salmon hatchery and environmental education…

Lynnwood City Council April 20 to receive update regarding city’s response to COVID-19

The Lynnwood City Council at its Monday, April 20 work session is scheduled to receive an update from city staff regarding the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Councilmembers will be holding the meeting remotely via Zoom. The council’s work sessions are not usually recorded. However, city spokesperson Julie Moore said the council intends to…

City focusing on park maintenance, repairs amid COVID-19 concerns

With clear skies driving more people out of their homes, the City of Lynnwood is reprioritizing city park maintenance to keep the public safe and curb the spread of COVID-19.  When Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order took effect last month, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department staff decided to postpone scheduled work…

Council agrees to early allocation of sales taxes to offset Convention Center revenue loss

The Lynnwood City Council unanimously voted Monday night to authorize early distribution of Snohomish County sales tax dollars to offset revenue lost by the Lynnwood Convention Center due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Meeting remotely via the video conferencing service Zoom, the council voted 7-0 at its April 13 business meeting to amend the interlocal agreement…

Suspect in Wednesday pedestrian hit-and-run identified as City of Lynnwood employee

The suspect in a hit-and-run collision that left a female pedestrian with “life-threatening” injuries Wednesday evening has been identified as an off-duty City of Lynnwood employee. Lynnwood officials were notified Thursday morning that a 34-year-old man accused of driving under the influence and striking a female jogger in the 3100 block of Larch Way in…

A Lynnwood rainbow for Tuesday

We continue sharing submissions we’ve received so far answering the City of Lynnwood’s call for residents to “bring some color and positivity” into their homes during this time of uncertainty by showing off rainbows. Have you placed a rainbow in your window? Take a photo and email it to lynnwoodtodayeditor@gmail.com — and we will share…

Alderwood Mall Blvd. to be closed near 33rd Ave W from April 13 to mid-May

Alderwood Mall Blvd will be closed from 33rd Avenue West to the west of 29th Avenue West starting April 13 through roughly May 11 as part of the Lynnwood’s Sewer and Lift Stations 4 & 8 Improvements project. The Lift Station 4 part of the project is on Alderwood Mall Parkway, northeast of Alderwood Mall….