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UPDATED: Days away from 13-day closure of State Route 92

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 15:50

UPDATED 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 18: Due to additional time needed to complete the work, State Route 92 will now reopen at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, instead of Thursday, July 19.

Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457

Detours during fish passage project at North Machias Road in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS – For 13 days beginning Friday night, July 6, travelers through Lake Stevens will detour around the intersection of State Route 92 at North Machias Road as contractor crews build a new fish passage over Little Pilchuck Creek.

Closure details and detours

The intersection will be closed to all traffic from:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 6 to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19

Two separate routes will be in place, one for large trucks and the other for smaller vehicles, light trucks and cyclists:

  • Large truck detour uses SR 9 and 84th Street Northeast.
  • Small car/light truck/cyclists detour uses 44th Street Northeast, 127th Drive Northeast, 139th Avenue Northeast, 28th Street Northeast and Old Hartford Road.

Why 13 days?

During the nearly two week closure, crews will redirect Little Pilchuck Creek back to its original creek bed, demolish the existing 6 foot by 12 foot culvert, deliver and assemble more than 20 pieces of a 60 foot buried bridge that will go over the new creek, then pave the road on top. The concept of the Little Pilchuck Creek buried bridge is similar to a project that was constructed on SR 202 in Woodinville.

When this $6 million project is done, the 12,000 people who use SR 92 every day will be able to easily cross Little Pilchuck Creek while migratory trout and salmon explore 30 miles of previously unreachable habitat beneath.

WSDOT needs travelers to:

Check real-time traffic conditions before heading out the door. Find closure updates on the:

Court ruling compliance

This new fish passage helps WSDOT fulfill a U.S. District Court ruling requiring the replacement of nearly 1,000 culverts blocking fish passage under state roads, which will help restore historical tribal fishing rights.

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