Northwest NEWS

May 21, 2001

Local News

Water main replacement begins

Woodinville Water District has awarded a public works construction contract to Blakely Brothers Inc. for the construction of a water main replacement project in downtown Woodinville.
   The district will replace existing 8-inch asbestos cement pipe that has reached its useful life with approximately 2,100 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe and small sections of 6-inch and 12-inch ductile iron pipe. The replacement of water main will be on 140th Avenue NE generally between 171st NE Street and 178th NE Street. Construction began May 21.
   This project is Phase 2 of a three-phase project. The first phase was initiated by the City to install root barriers to limit damage to existing pavement by trees. Woodinville Water District's Comprehensive Plan called for the replacement of the water main in the future, but the District advanced its plans in order to ensure a coordinated effort with the city to avoid future roadway excavations relative to water.
   During the third and final phase of this project, the city will place an asphalt overlay over the construction area and on NE 175th Street near its intersection with 140th Avenue NE.
   To minimize the impact to traffic circulation at this major intersection and adjacent streets, installation of the water main will be performed at night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.
   All lanes of travel are to be opened upon completion of the work for each night. The contract time to complete this project is 60 days.
   If residents have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact the district's engineer, John Medina, at (425) 483-9104, ext. 304.