Public Works Projects
Current Arlington Public Works Projects
The 2021 Public Works Improvement Projects include projects at multiple locations in Arlington. These projects are currently in design, bidding, pre-construction or construction phase. The benefits of these projects include the upgrading of utilities to improve service and support new development; improving highways, arterials, and neighborhood streets; and addressing safety issues. To get information on specific projects please click on the links to the left to bring up the project page.
- Utility Iron Adjustments: Water valves, sewer, and stormwater manhole covers across Arlington will be adjusted to better match the grade of the surrounding roadway.
Traffic and Project Updates
2021 Utility Improvement and Pavement Preservation:
- Estimated start: End of May
- Week of May 24th - Construction will start on High St (from Division to E 5th St) and Macleod Ave (from Division to E 4th St) this week. Please expect delays and parking changes in these areas.
- May 27 - The City's contractor is ahead of schedule and will begin utility work on S French St. tomorrow from Highland to Jackson. Please expect delays in this area.
- May 28 - Next week the City's contractor will start the utility work on French from Jackson working their way north. They will also do the final striping on Stillaguamish Ave, 1st St, 4th St and Clara St. Please expect travel delays in these areas and parking changes.
- June 4 - Next week, Reece Construction Company will continue to install the new watermain and services on French Ave.
- June 11 - MacLeod will be closed today from 4th to Division while the contractor paves the roadway. Next week they will continue work on French, MacLeod, and 4th with the installation of the new waterline and water services as well as starting the demolition of non-compliant ADA ramps.
- June 18 - Next week, Reece Construction will continue with the installation of the water services and water line on French Ave, and the demolition of the non-compliant ADA ramps. If weather permits, they will begin installation of the new ADA ramps.
- July 9 - Next week, the City's contractor will start water testing on the new water line installations on French Ave, High St, and McCleod Ave.
- July 16 - Reece Construction has been hard at work installing new water lines in the Old Town Arlington area. Next week, Reece will continue working on the new the water lines, water services along French Ave, fire hydrants throughout the project, and curb and sidewalk repairs on French Ave., 1st St and 2nd St. Please continue to expect delays when traveling in this area and changes to parking.
- July 23 - This next week, Reece will continue the water pressure and purity testing on the new water lines along French Ave, MacLeod Ave, 4th St, 3rd St, and High St. Please continue to expect changes in parking, detours, and delays when driving in this area.
- August 6 - Next week, Reece Construction will continue work on the 2021 Utility Improvement and Pavement Preservation project with water testing and water tie-ins along French Ave. Please continue to expect delays, detours, and changes in parking in the Old Town Arlington area.
- August 18 - There has been a change to the schedule this week. On Thursday and Friday, Reece Construction will be grinding and paving N Washington Ave (from E First St to E Third St), and Second St (from Stillaguamish Ave to Gifford Ave.) Please expect parking changes, and detours in these areas. The Library will be accessible through the alley at First St.
- August 20 - Next week, Reece Construction will continue work with water tie-ins along French Ave and High St, and finish paving N Washington Ave. On Thursday, they will begin work on Park Hill Dr. with grinding followed by paving on Monday, August 30th. Please expect delays, detours, and parking changes in these areas.
- September 13 - This week Reece will continue with water service connections along French Ave, MacLeod Ave, and Division St; residents will be notified if their water will be shut off to make the new service connection. Once water service connections are complete, Reece will place topsoil and perform landscape restoration around meter boxes. The road-crew is also raising utility iron (manholes, valve boxes, etc.) that were covered over during paving, this utility iron raising will continue into this week.
- September 17 - Next week construction will continue on the 2021 Utilities Improvement and Pavement Preservation project with the final water tie-in scheduled to be completed on Monday at the intersection of French Ave and 5th St. The road crew will grade and pave Lenore Ave, and pave High St. The following week Reece will continue backfilling the meter boxes, demolition of old hydrants and water valves, and concrete repair on MacLeod Ave, High St, and Park Hill Drive.
- October 1 - In the next few weeks, the 2021 Utility Improvement and Pavement Preservation Project in Old Town Arlington will be completed. In these final weeks, Reece Construction will be filling around the meter boxes with top soil and seed throughout the project area, finishing punch list items, and doing any additional clean up. The City thanks you for your patience during this important project.
- October 15 - The 2021 Utility Improvement and Pavement Preservation project is in its final stages. This week, Reece Construction worked on filling up holes around water meters with topsoil and seed throughout the project area. Next week, Reece will finish any uncompleted work and begin the cleanup process.
Smokey Point Pavement Preservation Project
- August 30 - Construction started this morning with curb work at the north and south end of the project area. This week construction will be from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, and will require lane shifts in the work areas only. All business entrances will be accessible during construction. Please expect some delays to your travel times when traveling in these areas.
- September 13 - This week work on the Smokey Point Blvd Pavement Preservation project will continue from Monday night to Thursday night during the overnight hours of 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Construction will include the completion of the pavement grinding, the installation of the signal loop detectors, and start of the 2-inch paving overlay. The contractor will install temporary striping in newly paved area until permanent striping can be installed. Please expect delays when traveling on Smokey Point Blvd during construction hours.
- September 17 - Next week, Cadman Materials is scheduled to work from Monday to Wednesday night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Construction will include the installation of the 2-inch paving overlay, and temporary striping in the newly paved area until permanent striping can be installed. Once the paving is complete, the project will be suspended to allow for the needed cure time before the permanent striping can be installed. Please expect delays when traveling on Smokey Point Blvd during construction hours.
- September 17 - There has been a schedule change from the contractor this morning. Work next week has changed to only Monday night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. They will finish the loop detectors and adjust the iron. Paving has been moved to the following week due to schedule conflicts.
- September 24 - On Monday night, the City’s contractor was able to complete the installation of the signal loop detectors and adjust the iron (manholes and valves). Next week, Cadman Construction will be working Tuesday to Thursday night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Work will include the installation of the 2-inch overlay, and temporary striping along the freshly paved area until permanent striping can be installed. All work is weather dependent. Once the paving is complete, the project will be suspended to allow for the needed cure time before the permanent striping can be installed. Please expect delays when traveling on Smokey Point Blvd during construction hours.
- October 1 - This past week the City’s contractor, Cadman Construction was not able to pave due to the inclement weather during the week. The application of pavement over a milled road surface requires the roadway to be dry and above a certain temperature in order for the new pavement to adhere to the milled road surface. Next week Cadman is scheduled to pave Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, of course this will be weather dependent. Once the paving is complete, the project will be suspended for the appropriate cure time before the final striping will occur.
- October 8 - On Thursday night, the contractor was able to complete the signal loop detector corrections that were needed before they could start the paving. Next week the project is scheduled to continue during the night hours of 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM with the final paving. The working days will depend on the weather, as the pavement needs to be dry in order to do the final paving. We thank you for your continued support and patience during this process.
- October 15 - This week, Cadman Construction was able to pave the northbound lanes on Smokey Point Blvd from south city limits to 172nd St NE (SR 531) before the weather disrupted the progress. Next week, Cadman is scheduled to finish the paving along Smokey Point Blvd during the night time hours of 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Temporary striping will be installed along the freshly paved area. This work is weather dependent. Once paving is complete, the project will be suspended to allow for the needed cure time before the permanent striping can be installed. Please expect delays when traveling on Smokey Point Blvd during the construction hours.
173rd St Phase 1
- September 17 - The construction of 173rd St Phase 1, a new 2-lane roadway from Smokey Point Blvd to 40th Ave NE, is scheduled to begin at the end of September. The project will include a 12-foot wide multi-use trail to the south, street and trail lighting, landscaping, and a sound barrier fence along the north side of the road. Construction of the roadway is estimated to be complete in late spring to early summer of 2022.
- October 1 - Mobilization will begin on the 173rd Street Phase 1 project on Monday, October 4th. Reece Construction is scheduled to begin the project with the demolition of the curb ramps and construction entrance on Smokey Point Blvd, and clearing of the project area. Construction will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. There should be minimal disruption to traffic; however, you may experience some delays in travel times.
- October 8 - This week, the City’s contractor, Reece Construction, started work on the 173rd St Phase 1 project with the excavation and clearing of the new roadway area. Next week, work will continue with road excavation and clearing, and prepping/starting installation of potable water infrastructure. The work will take place Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
- October 15 - This week Reece Construction continued work on the 173rd St Phase 1 project with installation of silt construction fencing along the project area, ground clearing, and installation of a new water main. Next week, work on 173rd St Phase 1 will include water system testing and flushing, water tie-ins, , and delivery of the new bio-pod stormwater system.
Snohomish County Projects
Washington State DOT Projects
- WA State Dept. of Transportation Projects
- I-5 SB Stillaguamish River Bridge Project
- SR-531 (172nd Street NE) Widening: In July 2019, WSDOT began designing the widening of SR-531 to four lanes between 43rd Avenue NE and 67th Avenue NE. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.