Grandview reopens after 19-day closure

Published on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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A view of one end of the culvert as it is installed. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

The stretch of Grandview Road that had been closed for the replacement of a fish culvert will reopen today, Friday, September 2, at 3 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) just sent out a press release announcing Grandview will reopen one day later than originally planned due to rain. Drivers should still expect minor delays in the coming weeks while work crews install rumble strips, a guard rail and finish stripping the lanes, according to the press release.

The new culvert, 10 feet tall, 25 feet wide and 88 feet long, will be filled rocks, gravel and sand to mimic a natural streambed. The old culvert provided 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.

WSDOT has posted an extensive collection of photos taken as the project moved forward. Click here to seem them. WSDOT contracted with Mukilteo-based KLB construction to take on the $2.8 million job.


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