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City closes Tveit Road due to landslide

FEMA representative Gene Cathcart, left, and city of Arlington Public Works assistant Larry Mills examine a slide that has caused the closure of a section of Tveit Road east of Arlington.  - Photo courtesy City of Arlington
FEMA representative Gene Cathcart, left, and city of Arlington Public Works assistant Larry Mills examine a slide that has caused the closure of a section of Tveit Road east of Arlington.
— image credit: Photo courtesy City of Arlington

Residents at southeast end of Tveit Road will have a longer drive to town for the foreseeable future, as a section of Tveit Road from 92nd Ave. NE to 9202 Tveit Road will be closed to traffic due to unsafe road conditions caused by a landslide.

The section of road is closed to through traffic effective April 17 until further notice, according to city spokesperson Kristin Banfield.

"We don't want anyone sliding off that hill," Public Works Director Jim Kelly announced at the April 13 city workshop meeting.

The section of Tveit Road has been under observation by city staff since the winter storm events in December and January caused an 80 foot crack in the roadway.

In the latest storm event on April 4 and 5, the edge of the roadway began to crumble and slip down.

An initial geo-technical investigation was conducted on April 6 to determine the condition of the roadway. A follow-up analysis was completed April 13. Based on the geo-technical evaluations, officials determined the road is unsafe in its current state and must be closed until repairs can be made.

"That depends on when we get some money," Kelly said he had a few ideas on where he might find some cash.

The city is working with state and local agencies to make repairs in a timely manner, Banfield said.

Residents who live southeast of the slide must follow the detour via Burn Road

Anyone with questions should call Arlington Public Works between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 360-403-3503.

View a map of the detour route or go to the city's home page and click on the "Road Closure" news flash.

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