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Council approves final construction contract for 35th Ave. SE repairs


Last updated 5/3/2018 at Noon

The Mill Creek City Council gave final approval to its contribution to the long-anticipated repairs to 35th Ave. NE last month. The roadway has been sinking since the city annexed the road in 2005. The rate of settlement has slowed, but portions of the road have settled over two inches in the past three years and by two feet over the past 10 years. Beaver damns on Penny Creek amplified the problem.

The long-anticipated project to rebuild 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek passed a major hurdle last week when members of the Mill Creek City Council approved the construction contract with Harbor Pacific Contractors Inc.

The $4.692 million agreement was approved at the April 24 meeting of the council.

“We have been planning for the reconstruction of 35th Avenue for more than five years,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto. “Years ago, the flooding across 35th Avenue seemed like an insurmountable problem.”

The construction contract is the largest pro...

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