The street will be closed at 5 a.m. between SR 9 and Snohomish Avenue. It will reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
During the closure, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will remove the existing pavement and raise the roadway by several inches. Workers will also install a new drainage system, repave and grade the highway. The road must be raised in order for it to meet SR 9 which is also being raised as part of the project to widen the highway between 212th and 176th streets.
Drivers who use 180th Street Southeast on the west side of SR 9 will have two detour options. Heading east toward SR 9, drivers can choose to turn right onto Snohomish Avenue and then turn left onto Alder Street/188th Street Southeast and rejoin SR 9. Or they can turn left onto Snohomish Avenue and then right onto 176th Street S.E. to SR 9. Drivers who need to travel west on 180th Street Southeast can choose to use 176th Street Southeast or Alder Street/188th Street Southeast to Snohomish Avenue. Local access will be maintained to homes and businesses in the construction zone.
Some of the work will be noisy. To reduce noise, crews will use ambient back-up warning alarms that emit a less disruptive sound and station flaggers as spotters for backing equipment. Crews will also use noise shields when possible and avoid tailgate slamming. Nearby residents may still hear construction equipment noise overnight.
Residents who have concerns about the noise or would like to request earplugs may call the project office at 425-225-8770.