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Road closures to affect Woodinville, Duvall

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

• King County Road Services Division is scheduled to begin a three-week culvert replacement project Aug. 29, with work completely closing a section of 176th Avenue Northeast just south of Northeast 195th Street.

During construction, traffic can instead travel on 168th Avenue Northeast to access Northeast 195th Street.

Near the construction zone, flaggers also will funnel traffic on Northeast 195th Street into one lane Aug. 29 through Oct. 5.

Work includes digging a 72-foot-long trench across 176th Avenue Northeast to make room for a replacement box-style culvert.

The trench will be 36 feet wide and 12 feet deep to make room for eight culvert sections, each weighing 13 tons. By Sept. 21, crews plan to reopen 176th Avenue Northeast to traffic.

• King County Road Services Division continues work to repair and preserve the Duvall Slough Bridge on Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road, and drivers should plan ahead for delays in the coming weeks.Crews plan to funnel traffic into just one lane daily Aug. 20-23. The following week, the bridge will completely close daily Aug. 27-30 for deck construction.

The process to close the bridge begins at 8:30 a.m. each day, with the bridge completely closed to traffic 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This concrete bridge, built in 1948 and owned and maintained by King County, is located just west of the city of Duvall.

During the daytime closures Aug. 27-30, traffic heading to and from Duvall will detour south to Northeast 124th Street.

Drivers should plan extra travel time when traffic is alternating across the bridge and during the planned closure and detour.

When complete, the roadway surface will be smoother, and bridge reinforcing steel will be better protected from weather and wear-and-tear. The project website has detour and project information.

• Roadways near Redmond, Woodinville and Duvall will be repaved with a new layer of asphalt.

The process will include patching cracks and potholes, grinding away worn surfaces, rebuilding damaged roadbeds and shoulders, and repairing drainage systems before the new pavement and fresh striping is applied.

The end result will be a much smoother and quieter surface for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The new pavement will also add 10 to 15 years of life for some of the county’s most deteriorated roadways.

Roads that will be repaved this season include:

- Trilogy Parkway

- Southeast Preston-Fall City Road

- Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road

- Northeast 133rd Street – Northeast King County

Most of the overlay work will occur daily during non-peak travel periods to minimize disruptions.

However, residents are advised that some night paving will occur on Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road beginning Monday (Aug. 20) to avoid adding to daytime congestion on the busy roadway.

The work will occur between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily and should be wrapped up by Labor Day.

The remaining paving activity should be completed by October.

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