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
Smokey Point Blvd Corridor Project:
- Visit our online open house at https://smokeypoint.participate.online/ to learn more about the project and provide feedback on what you would like to see in a redesigned Smokey Point Blvd. The online open house will be live until Monday, January 3.
2021 Utility Improvement and Pavement Preservation:
- 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
- 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.
- October 22 - This past week Cadman Construction completed paving and temporary striping of the southbound lanes from south city limits to 172nd St. They began paving north of 172nd St, but had to stop due to the weather. Next week, Cadman is scheduled to complete the paving on the north side of 172nd St, weather permitting. All work will be completed during the night hours of 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
- October 29 - Due to weather this past week, Cadman Construction was not able to finish paving on Smokey Point Blvd north of 172nd Street. Next week Cadman is scheduled to pave and install temporary striping Sunday night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Once paving is complete, the project will be suspended to allow for the appropriate cure time before the permanent striping can be installed.
- November 3 - Cadman Construction will be on site today starting at 3:30 PM for approximately 2 hours to make adjustments to the temporary striping south of 172nd ST. Please be cautious and expect some travel delays when traveling along Smokey Point Blvd during this time.
- November 5 - This past week Cadman was able to finish paving, and make adjustments to the temporary striping south of 172nd St. The project has been suspended until the pavement cure time is met, and the permanent striping can be installed.
- November 12- The Smokey Point Pavement Preservation project is currently suspended until Wednesday, November 23. The suspension is to allow for the appropriate time for the pavement to cure before the installation of the permanent striping. After November 23rd, Cadman Materials will come back to install the permanent striping along Smokey Point Boulevard and the center curb median south of 172nd Street.
- November 16 - There has been a change to the current schedule and Cadman Materials will begin work tomorrow night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Work tomorrow will consist of surveying for the permanent striping along Smokey Point Blvd, and make utility adjustments. Cadman is scheduled to return Friday and Saturday night from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM to install the permanent striping and the center traffic curb south of 172nd St.
- November 19 - Cadman Materials resumed work Wednesday night on the Smokey Point Blvd Pavement Preservation project. Work consisted of surveying for the permanent striping and pavement sealing along the project area. Cadman is scheduled to work Friday and Saturday night between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM to install the permanent striping, and the center traffic curb on Smokey Point Blvd south of 172nd St to just north of 169th St.
- November 24 - This past week Cadman Materials came out during the week and surveyed for the permanent striping, and began the installation of the permanent striping on Friday and Saturday night. This week there will not be any work completed due to necessary equipment repairs. Cadman is scheduled to return on Monday, November 29th between the hours of 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM to complete the permanent striping and install the center traffic curb.
- December 3 - This past week Cadman Materials installed the center median curb on the south side and north side of the 172nd St. At this time, Cadman is scheduled to work Saturday night from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM and Sunday through Wednesday night from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM to work on the iron adjustments, joint sealing, and finish the installation of the permanent striping. This work is weather dependent.
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.
- October 22 - This past week on the 173rd St Phase 1 project the waterline installation was finished and the waterlines flushed, the new stormwater bio-pods were delivered and placed. Next week, Reece Construction will begin the excavation for the roadway.
- October 29 - This week Reece Construction finished the water ties in along the soon to be 173rd St. Due to material delays, the stormwater work has been delayed for the remainder of the week. Next week, the contractor is scheduled to continue work on the storm system and road grading depending on material availability.
- November 5- This past week Reece Construction continued work grading the road and brought in the initial road base. Next week, they are scheduled to continue work on the installation of the stormwater system.
- November 12 - Construction is progressing on the 173rd Street Phase 1 project. This past week, Reece Construction brought in and laid the subgrade for the roadway, and Cascade Natural Gas started to relocate its two-inch gas line. This work is estimated to be complete on November 19. Over the next couple of weeks, Reece Construction will be working on the stormwater system, electrical trenching, and begin to grade for the 12-foot wide trail along the south of the project area.
- November 19 - This past week Cascade Natural Gas worked on relocating their gas line along 173rd St. Next week Reece Construction will continue work on the stormwater system along 173rd St, and begin the electrical trenching along Smokey Point Blvd between 174th St to 173rd St. Please expect some travel delays in this area between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
- November 24 - This past week Reece Construction’s sub-contractor Totem Electric began work on the electrical trenching along Smokey Point Blvd from the project site to 174th Pl NE, while Reece continued work on the stormwater drainage system. Next week Reece will continue to work on the stormwater drainage system.
- December 3 - This past week Reece Construction continued work on the stormwater infiltration system and electrical. Next week Reece will begin work on the sidewalk/trail grading and continue the electrical work.
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.