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WSDOT announces projects on SR 9
For the next five weeks, the Washington State Department of Transportation advises motorists to expect daytime single-lane closures on Highway 9 north of Arlington, as crews working for the Snohomish County Public Utility District remove trees next to the road and relocate utility poles. This is the first step in a project intended to make Hwy. 9 safer and relieve congestion between Schloman Road and 268th Street NE.
WSDOT also reports that crews will break ground the week of June 4 on a project that will improve safety and traffic flow by adding right-and left-turn lanes at the intersection of Hwy. 9 and 108th Street NE/Lauck Road. Lane closures will take place only at night for the next few weeks, but WSDOT urges motorists to plan ahead, since crews will close access from Hwy. 9 to westbound Lauck Road for a 15-day period that could begin as early as June 25, and drivers will need to take a signed detour to get around the closure.
Trail Coalition talks bike racks
The Snohomish-Arlington Trail Coalition will conduct their summer meeting June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Arlington Boys and Girls Club on 18513 59th Ave.
Items on the agenda include bike racks and updates on the gap between 152nd and 172nd streets, the trail between Arlington and the Skagit County line, negotiations on acquiring the right-of-way between Snohomish and the King County line, the White Horse Trail and a message from Tom Teigen, the new director of Snohomish County Parks and Recreation.