*A new map showing all three stages of construction, the timing and sequencing for each stage and a listing of affected businesses is now available on the project webpage.
The contractor began pouring curbs and continued directional boring and irrigation work in support of creating a new sidewalk. Frontier replaced its vault lid.
The contractor closed the Hewitt/Rucker intersection to begin Phase 2 waterline work between Hewitt and Pacific Avenues. The contractor demolished, excavated and graded from Everett to California, laid storm drain pipe on the west side of the street and installed electrical and irrigation crossings. Starting Friday, August 30, the contractor will shrink Rucker to 2 lanes, one lane each direction, from Pacific to Wall for waterline work.
The contractor will demolish west side sidewalks, put in new sidewalks and repave over the Frontier vault lid.
The contractor will continue to lay storm drain pipe on the west side of the street and install electrical and irrigation crossings. It will also continue roadway demolition and grading from California to Hewitt.
The Phase 2 waterline work continues and will be ongoing. Rucker will remain in an open to local access only but closed to through traffic for the foreseeable future.
The Hewitt/Rucker 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 (north end) of the roadway. A flagger will be present at the Hewitt/Rucker intersection at all times. 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.
Future closures of the Rucker and Everett Avenue intersection will occur later in the project in support of the waterline work.
Wall Street will be closed while the waterline is being installed across Wall. This will take 2 to 3 days. Once across, Wall will be reopened.
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.
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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.
See images of historical finds from the Rucker Renewal project in the photo gallery.