If you’ve driven down 36th Street NE, just east of Grade Road, you are aware that a section of the road has been closed to a single lane for some time.
The City of Lake Stevens is pleased to announce that we are expecting to reopen the closed lane by early October this year.
In Spring 2010 intense rainfall caused trees to fall into Catherine Creek diverting the stream and resulting in the north side of the road embankment to washout. The westbound lane was undermined and was closed for safety.
Typically when a road is damaged, repairs can be performed quickly but due to the sensitivity of the adjacent area that has a fish stream and wetlands, the City had to adhere to strict State and Federal regulations in developing a long term repair solution. Additionally repair work must be performed on private property which required an access agreement from the property owner.
The City has completed the design, performed several environmental studies, secured the property access agreement, and applied for permits and is awaiting approval from the various permitting agencies. Work is expected to begin in July and will require a full closure of the roadway during construction.
A detour route will be designated. It is estimated that the embankment repairs and road restoration will take three weeks to complete and then paving will follow in the next few weeks.
If you have any questions on this project, please contact Yosh Monzaki at 425-212-3313.