67th Ave. NE re-opens to through traffic a day early Aug. 5

ARLINGTON — Crews working on the 67th Avenue Final Phase project successfully installed a new Prairie Creek culvert under the roadway by Monday, Aug. 5. As a result of crews working nearly all hours of the day, the contractor was able to complete the work a day early and open traffic back up on 67th Avenue NE.

To complete this work in a safe and timely manner, a section of 67th Avenue NE was closed to through traffic between 211th Place NE and 204th Street NE. The roadway closure began at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and was scheduled to end by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

"A big 'thank you' goes out to the construction team for being able to open the roadway up a day early," Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert said. "We continue to strive toward minimizing the impacts to local businesses and residents, and this goes a long way to accomplishing that goal."

The Prairie Creek culvert was the second of two being installed as part of the city's 67th Avenue Final Phase project. A new culvert for Portage Creek was installed the weekend of July 23-26.

"We continue to make great progress on this project," Tolbert said. "I look forward to seeing and using the new roadway, sidewalks and Centennial Trail when it is all complete."

The city planned this closure over a weekend when local events were not scheduled, in order to minimize impacts to local businesses, community members and visitors. Visit the project website to learn more at

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