Plan Now For Broadway Water Main Replacement

October 11, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

Broadway water main

A metal detector is used to locate a shut off valve under the water after a break in 2015.

Broadway water main

The work will stretch from 35th street to Pacific. Click map to enlarge.

Heads up…Beginning next Monday, Broadway water main replacement is expected to affect drivers between 35th street and Pacific Avenue for the next four months.

The City of Everett is replacing cast iron pipe that has often failed and caused problems for drivers and property owners. Here’s the basic information to be aware of if you plan on travelling Broadway between now and mid-February.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 17, on the installation of a new water main in the southbound lanes of Broadway Avenue, between 35th Street and Pacific Avenue. Drivers should expect lane closures and traffic delays and consider alternate routes during work hours.

Faber Construction crews working under contract with the City will replace 1,400 feet of cast iron pipe that was installed in the 1950s and has experienced several breaks over the last few years. The new pipe will improve water flow and reduce the risk of flooding and property damage.

Construction will begin at 35th Street and proceed north on a block-by-block basis to Pacific Avenue. During work hours – 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday – the southbound lanes of Broadway will be closed and traffic will be routed through the center turn lane. As work occurs at intersections, drivers should also expect closures of the west side of the intersections.

The water main replacement work is expected to be completed by mid-February. Crews will then finish restoring the roadway. That work is weather dependent, but should be complete by spring.

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