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Rucker Renewal Project Updates

Posted on: July 22, 2019

Rucker Renewal project update 8-9-19

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THIS WEEK

Hoyt construction 8-8-19

Hoyt

The contractor continued concrete paving and work to establish a crosswalk mid-block, near the south end of Imagine Children’s Museum.

Rucker construction 8-8-19

Rucker

The contractor continued work on the storm drain and on the waterline.

UPCOMING

Hoyt

Paving will continue into next week. The contractor will construct a  temporary asphalt pedestrian path in preparation for demolishing the east sidewalk.

Rucker

Storm drain work will continue into next week, and waterline work will continue for the next few weeks. During the waterline work, there will be intermittent loss of water service for several hours at a time. The contractor will notify customers prior to service interruptions.

Note: The contractor will close the intersection of Hewitt and Rucker starting on August 19 to continue waterline work. This intersection work is part of Phase 1 of the project and is necessary to perform in advance of the Phase 2 waterline work that will take place between Hewitt and Wall. The contractor kept the intersection open as long as possible to minimize impacts to traffic in the area. The intersection will remain closed until the completion of Phase 1 work, sometime this fall.

Future closures of the Rucker and Everett Avenue intersection will occur later in the project in support of the waterline work. 

REMINDERS

Business support

The City’s tourism channels (VisitEverett.com, facebook.com/visiteverett, instagram.com/visiteverett) have begun highlighting stakeholders impacted by the Rucker Renewal project, and yours could be next. If you're interested in your business being featured, please contact Julio Cortes at 425-257-7110).

Construction liaison info

Pedestrian access

The contract provides for an ADA compliant 6-foot protected and lighted pedestrian path, and any pedestrian detours will be signed. Pedestrians are discouraged from traveling in the work zone, but when necessary, the contractor is required to provide escorts during work hours.

Business entrances 

Business entrances will always be accessible either via an existing sidewalk or a temporary asphalt sidewalk.

Work hours

Project work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with possible evening work. Everett’s noise ordinance prohibits work between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. during the week and between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekends unless a variance has been issued.


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