SR 531 paving prep work begins next week
Drivers on State Route 531 east of I-5 should expect some nighttime delays due to single lane closures next Tuesday and Wednesday night, July 23-24. 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.
Traffic will be flagged on SR 531 and the side streets each night.
Tuesday, July 23, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. - Intermittent single lane closures in both directions of SR 531 and connecting street for installing detection cameras at 67th Ave NE.
Wednesday, July 24, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. - Intermittent single lane closures both directions of SR 531 and connecting street for adjusting and programming detection cameras at three signal-controlled intersections: 67th Ave NE, 59th Ave NE, and 51st Ave NE.
Beginning around August 25, crews will go to work fixing cracks, potholes, and grind and repave SR 531 from east of 43rd Ave to just west of the State Route 9 roundabout. During the nighttime grinding and paving closures, detours will be clearly marked and routes will be posted on the project webpage.
Some of this work is weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.