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Nightly roadway closures of 67th Ave. NE planned for June 17-20

ARLINGTON — Crews will be working day and night shifts June 17-20 to excavate a narrow section of 67th Avenue NE between Lebanon Street and 211th Place NE. Nightly closures will begin at 7 p.m. each night and the roadway will re-open to traffic by 6 a.m. each morning.

During the closures, crews will be excavating the roadway and installing stormwater drainage systems to get ready for upcoming paving activities. Full closures are required in order to complete the work in this narrow stretch of roadway while keeping drivers and crews safe.

A traffic study completed by the city of Arlington shows the number of vehicles using 67th Avenue NE drops significantly following the evening rush hour.

"This work is taking place at night in order to minimize impacts to nearby businesses and drivers in the area," Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert said.

Drivers should follow signed detours and plan ahead. Lebanon Street and 211th Place NE will remain open during the closure.

"We thank the public for their patience during these closures and encourage residents to support nearby local businesses during construction," Tolbert said.

The city of Arlington has been working since 2001 to improve safety and mobility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on 67th Avenue NE. The 67th Avenue Final Phase includes improvements to 67th Avenue NE between 204th Street NE and Lebanon Street.

To keep the community informed throughout construction, the city has set up a project website at www.67thAve.org and will provide regular updates through the city's E-Newsletter. The public can also email questions to 67thAve@ArlingtonWA.gov or call the project information line at 360-594-2425.

The detour map can be found online at www.67thave.org/GettingAround.

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