Northwest NEWS

June 21, 1999

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North Creek Bridge over 228th reopens

North Creek Bridge

Bothell Mayor Pro Tem Mike Noblet presents plaques of appreciation at re-opening of North Creek Bridge last Friday.
Staff photo by Marshall Haley.

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   BOTHELL--Mayor Pro Tem Mike Noblet cut the ceremonial ribbon to re-open the North Creek Bridge over 228th St. SE last Friday morning. Noblet gave a history of the project, then invited several people who played key roles in the project to join him at the ribbon for recognition.

   Noblet presented three plaques of appreciation to individuals instrumental in helping the bridge project finish ahead of schedule. Plaque recipients were Mike Johnson of the Alderwood Water District; David Thomas of Thomco Construction, the general contractor; and Aaron Burt, a legal aide who accepted a plaque on behalf of Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Summers. Noblet also thanked several Snohomish County staff members for their significant roles.

   The bridge portion of the major arterial between I-405 and State Highway #9 had been closed for more than three months. The project widened the bridge and 228th to include a center left-turn lane, eight-foot wide shoulders on both sides, and a new signal where the street intersects Fitzgerald Road.

   The entire project, which spans 228th between I-405 and 39th Ave. SE, will be completed by December 1999, according to Eddie Low, Bothell's Capital Improvements Program Engineer Manager for Community Development and Public Works.

   "This project has demonstrated how various governmental agencies can successfully work together to fulfill a public need so vital to the citizens of Bothell and Snohomish County," said Noblet.