Northwest NEWS

Nevember 13, 2000

Local News

Work on NE 175th St. and 140th Ave. NE intersection begins

WOODINVILLE - As part of a long-term restoration project for the intersection of NE 175th Street and 140th Avenue NE, the City Council awarded contracts to Gibson Mechanical Inc. for removal of existing curb and gutter and Dennis R. Craig Construction Inc. for curb and gutter replacement to complete early phases of the entire project.
   The scope of the work also includes root barrier construction consisting of a concrete barrier placed at the back of the curb to minimize root growth into the roadway, thus reducing damage to the curb and pavement. Total cost of this portion of the project is over $104,000.
   "This initial phase of the project is necessary because the large London Plane trees in the planter strip along this corridor have lifted the curb and gutter adjacent to roadway pavement," explains Project Manager Brian Nielsen of the City's Public Works Department.
   New curb and gutter and root barrier replacement will be installed along the east side of 140th Avenue from the south end of Woodinville Plaza to the north end of the BP gas station, approximately 400 feet.
   The project further extends to both sides of Woodinville-Duvall Road from 140th Avenue NE to 178th Street. Future improvements to the corridor will include sidewalk replacement and asphalt overlay to the roadway (Spring 2001).
   Work began Nov. 13 and is expected to last three to eight weeks, depending on the weather.
   Surrounding businesses and travelers should be aware that traffic control will consist of lane closures within the project limits.
   The project will begin with the work on 140th Avenue NE and then proceed to Woodinville-Duvall Road.
   Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Nielsen, Public Works Department, 425-489-2700. ext. 294 or e-mail briann@woodinville-city.com.