Lynnwood, Edmonds staff to discuss emergency waterline, road fixes for 76th Avenue West at public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21


A public meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Perrinville to discuss emergency waterline and road work scheduled as part of the 76th Avenue West waterline replacement project.

The meeting, at Edmonds’ Corner Coffee Bar & Cafe, 18401 76th Ave. W., will include staff from the cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood, who will provide information on construction work and overall scheduling, and will be available to answer other project-related questions.

The Edmonds City Council on Nov. 12 voted to approve a declaration of emergency that waived the requirement for competitive bids for street repairs on 76th Avenue West in Perrinville. These repairs are needed before wintertime arrives, and are the result of a conflict between the City of Lynnwood and their contractor over work on a new sewer line on 76th Avenue West.

The City of Edmonds has entered into a contract with Earthworks Enterprises, Inc. to complete the waterline installation that was originally part of Lynnwood’s 76th Avenue sewer project. In addition, the Edmonds City Council authorized a contract with Lakeside Industries to complete a temporary road repair to mitigate the current condition of the right of way. The plan is that the temporary road overlay work will be funded by the City of Lynnwood; approval is expected by the Lynnwood City Council Nov. 25

Public Works Director Phil Williams has said that the goal is to complete the waterline installation and temporary road overlays as soon as possible. Barring weather delays, the project is expected to start Nov. 21 and run through Dec. 31.

During construction, residents should expect some traffic delays on 76th Avenue West between 18200 and 17400 blocks and a two- to three-day daytime road closure when the temporary asphalt overlay is placed. In addition, temporary water shut-offs will occur to allow for the switch-over from the existing waterline to the new waterline. Affected users will be notified with the time and date three to five working days prior to the water being shut off.

In a news release issued by the City of Edmonds Friday, Mayor Dave Earling said he understands that the project delay has been an inconvenience for north Edmonds residents “and wants to make the community aware that we are working with the City of Lynnwood and are doing everything that is possible to complete this work.”

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