Lynnwood Interurban Fix

March 25 Everett Herald

LYNNWOOD — Drivers and cyclists alike will have detours while city crews complete a “missing link” in the Interurban Trail near 212th Street SW, at the border with Mountlake Terrace.

Contractor crews working for the city of Lynnwood are expected to start setting up for work this week. Once under way, work hours are expected from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July, with minor activity continuing into the fall.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured first, likely starting the week of April 2, followed later on by westbound traffic.

The street will be modified and the trail realigned along the north side. A new crossing is planned there near 63rd Avenue W. The project, which includes other public works construction, is expected to cost about $2.9 million.


Originally they said that they were going to fix this gap in 2016.  then the PUD said that they were going to move stuff so that there would be a cheaper option if construction was delayed and they announced that it would be done in the fall of 2017.  Now it’s spring of 2018 – pretty close.  You may remember that this is the project that cuts through the substation (or pole storage yard) north of 212th and eliminates the detour by the tennis courts. It’s going to be better than what’s there now – no chicane at the park entrance, no crazy crossing with an island in the middle.  However, I’ll bet that routing the trail on the north side of 212th for almost a block isn’t going to feel like it was designed for cyclists.  We’ll see…