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City grants noise variance to WSDOT

State contractor to clean catch basins along 84th Street Southwest


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 12:37pm

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been approved for a noise variance to perform certain nighttime construction activities (catch basin cleaning) along 84th Street Southwest from State Route 525 and Paine Field Boulevard.

The work will take place between 7-10 p.m. and would be for up to three evenings between July 6 and Aug. 4. WSDOT has indicated there is a good chance the work will be completed in one night. The exact work schedule would depend on the weather.

The noise variance addresses the portion of the construction activities occurring in the evening after 9 p.m. on weekdays and after 7 p.m. on Sundays, which are the latest allowable times for construction noise under the Mukilteo Municipal Code.

This work will require lane closures. Due to heavy traffic volumes during daytime hours, WSDOT indicates that it cannot close the lanes without causing congestion and significant delays. WSDOT is proposing to have the contractor clean the catch basins on 84th Street using a vactor truck. Stopping work at 10 p.m. is intended to limit overnight noise impacts to neighbors.

WSDOT will provide notification to businesses and all residents living within 500 feet of the work zone prior to beginning of work. The notification will provide a contact number for individuals in case they have questions or complaints.

The Mukilteo Community Development Director may grant a variance to the construction noise regulations under the Mukilteo Municipal Code and finds the improvements to the state corridor to be essential to the operation of the overall highway system.

Any person objecting to the granting of this variance may appeal the decision to the state Pollution Control Hearings Board.


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