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Snohomish County extends life of bridge built in 1981 before building a replacement
EVERETT, Wash., June 12, 2019 – Snohomish County Public Works announces plans to add new weight restrictions and reduce traffic to one lane on Jordan Creek Bridge 214. Located seven miles south of Arlington on Jordan Road, Jordan Creek Bridge carries more than 1000 vehicles per day and is a popular route between Arlington and Granite Falls.
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2019. During this time, crews will reduce traffic to one lane to lessen the impacts of heavy truck-loads and extend the life of the bridge. While the bridge will remain open through the week of maintenance, drivers can expect delays of 15 to 30 minutes.
“Delays are preferable to a full closure since the detour to bypass the bridge is 26 miles,” explains Snohomish County Bridge Conditions Project Manager Paul Heitman. “We encourage users of the bridge to do their part and watch their speeds and adhere to new weight restrictions. Working together, we can improve the life of the bridge and keep the area accessible.”
The bridge will remain a single lane until a replacement is constructed. Once construction of the single lane is complete, only minimal delays are expected during peak travel periods. The county is currently seeking funding for a bridge replacement, which is likely several years away.
More information about this project, including weight limits, is available on the Jordan Creek Bridge webpage at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/4117. Visitors to the webpage may register to receive “Stay Informed” email notifications for the latest updates.
About Snohomish County Public Works
The Snohomish County Public Works Department constructs and maintains county roads; controls and manages surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversees the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks.