Jim Creek Bridge #42 replacement - (#RC1360)
May 7, 2013: After tonight's closure of the bridge, the next scheduled daytime closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of
next week - May 15, 16, and 17.
Temporary traffic signals have been installed at the single lane bridge.
May 2, 2013: A nightime closure is scheduled from 6pm Tuesday, May 7 through 6am Wednesday, May 8. The bridge is on Jordan Road adjacent to River Meadows Park. The May 6 closure has been cancelled.
The bridge will be open during the Annual Festival of the River and Pow Wow on August 10 and 11. For more information about the county's River Meadows Park
and the Festival, visit the River Meadows Park web site.
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Jim Creek Bridge is located at milepost 3.4 on Jordan Road, east of Downtown Arlington adjacent to Snohomish County’s River Meadows Park.
The concrete arch bridge was built as a two-lane structure in 1914 when vehicles were narrower. Today's larger vehicles limit the bridge to a single lane of alternating traffic controlled by a stop sign. This makes the bridge functionally obsolete. Sight distances for faster moving traffic are also inadequate.
Travel along the road will be improved with the construction of a new, two-lane bridge and realignment of the road to correct sight distance challenges. A small portion of River Meadows County Park will be converted from public park land for
the project to allow for realignment of the bridge approach. The conversion is subject to approval from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). RCO funded the purchase of River Meadows County Park with a grant issued in 1969.
Construction during 2013
Replacement of Jim Creek Bridge #42 will require up to 25 full closures of Jordan Road at the bridge. The closures are likely to take place during weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Signs will be posted one week in advance of each closure as dates are identified.
Interwest Construction, Inc. will build the new bridge which will require 160
working days. A single travel lane will be maintained through the project during
most of construction.
The road will be open during the Annual Festival of the River and Pow Wow on August 10 and 11. For more information about the county's River Meadows Park and the Festival, visit the River Meadows Park web site.
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Construction schedules are subject to change based on a number of factors that includes the availability of funding, length of the permitting process, coordination with other agencies, and weather.
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- Tina Hokanson, Communications Specialist, (425) 388-3789
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