Grandview Road near Kickerville to close for 18 days

Published on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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In two weeks, The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to close a portion of Grandview Road in order to install an improved fish culvert.

Crews from Mukilteo-based KLB construction will start work Monday, August 15, to replace a fish passage underneath the stretch of Grandview from Kickerville to North Star Road. Traffic heading toward the I-5 northbound on-ramp at Grandview will be diverted north onto Blaine Road, east on Bay, then south on Vista. Traffic driving toward the southbound on-ramp at Grandview will be diverted south on Kickerville Road, then east on Slater Road.

KLB should be able to get the entire project done in 18 days, department of transportation project engineer Chris Damitio said. The larger fish passage will allow young salmon to swim upstream to reach prime spawning habitat. The total cost of the project is expected to be $2.8 million.

The existing 6-foot diameter, 132-foot long round culvert will be replaced by a box culvert that will be 10 feet tall, 25 feet wide and 88 feet long. The current culvert provides an obstacle to fish in both high and low water levels while the new one will dramatically improve the ability of fish to pass through.

For more information on the project, contact Damitio at 360/788-7400 or damitic@wsdot.wa.gov.