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SR 531 paving prep work begins July 23

ARLINGTON — Drivers on State Route 531 east of Interstate 5 should expect some nighttime delays due to single-lane closures on the evenings of Tuesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 24. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will install roadway sensors that will keep several traffic signals operating when highway grinding and paving kicks into gear in late August, and traffic will be flagged on SR 531 and its side streets each night.

Both directions of SR 531 and its connecting streets will be subject to intermittent single-lane closures from 8 p.m. on July 23 to 5 a.m. on July 24, and again from 8 p.m. on July 24 to 5 a.m. on July 25, to install detection cameras at 67th Avenue NE on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and to adjust and program detection cameras at the signal-controlled intersections at 67th Avenue NE, 59th Avenue NE and 51st Avenue NE on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Beginning around Aug. 25, crews will go to work fixing cracks and potholes, and will grind and repave SR 531 from east of 43rd Avenue to just west of the State Route 9 roundabout. During the nighttime grinding and paving closures, detours will be clearly marked.

Some of this work is weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

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