Jim Creek Bridge #42 replacement - (#RC1360)
Dec 10, 2013 Update:
The closures scheduled for Dec 9, 10, and 11 have been cancelled due to the weather, and work on the bridge has been suspended for the winter.
The approaches to the bridge must be completed and paved before the new bridge can be opened to two lane travel.
The bridge is open to one-lane traffic. The temporary traffic signal will remain in operation until the bridge is completed in the spring.
Alternate Route map to use between 9am and 3pm when the bridge is closed. Drivers can also access Jordan Road from Granite Falls. Southbound drivers can travel along Burn Road to Granite Falls.
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There will be more closures during construction. Check here for dates as they are scheduled, or e-subscribe, and we will send you an email when new information is posted here.
The new bridge is expected to open to two-way traffic near the end of 2013. Final paving and striping will take place during 2014 in the late spring or early summer. The bridge is located next to the county's River Meadows Park.
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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 new bridge is expected to open to two-way traffic by the end of 2013. Final paving and striping with take place during 2014 in the late spring or early summer.
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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.
Tina Hokanson, Communications Specialist II, (425) 388-3789