*Note: Extended closure of Hewitt/Rucker intersection coming Monday, August 19. See below for more information.
The contractor completed concrete paving and construction of a crosswalk mid-block, near the south end of Imagine Children’s Museum.
The contractor laid storm drain and set a catch basin in addition to continuing work on Phase 1 of the water line. Transfer of water services began.
The contractor will demolish the east sidewalk, perform directional boring and install storm drain and irrigation as it works to create the new sidewalk.
*The contractor will close the intersection of Hewitt and Rucker starting Monday, August 19, to continue waterline work. The intersection will remain closed until the completion of Phase 1 work, sometime this fall. A pedestrian detour route will be available through the area. Vehicular access on Rucker Avenue between Hewitt and Wall will also remain open, including turnaround space at the top of the roadway. A flagger will be present at the Hewitt/Rucker intersection at all times.
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, because the Phase 2 detour route travels through this intersection. The contractor kept the intersection open as long as possible to minimize impacts to traffic in the area.
Phase 1 water line work will come to a close with the final transfer of services this coming week. Phase 2 water line work will begin from Hewitt to Pacific. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction from Pacific to Wall; restricted to local business/residential access only from Wall to Hewitt. No through traffic will be allowed. The signed detour that has been in place will remain.
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.
The contractor will also lay storm drain pipe in the coming week.
Future closures of the Rucker and Everett Avenue intersection will occur later in the project in support of the waterline work.
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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 will always be accessible either via an existing sidewalk or a temporary asphalt sidewalk.
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.