(ARLINGTON)— The Washington State Department of Transportation says that at 97 years old, the single-lane Pilchuck Creek Bridge on Highway 9 north of Arlington is one of the oldest bridges in the state.
Next week, crews will begin minor work in preparation to replace it with a wider bridge with two lanes and shoulders, which will also be in a slightly different place, to help smooth out the curves leading to the bridge.
DOT officials say that starting this Tuesday and for the next couple of weeks, you will see crews working from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.
They will install silt fencing and signs and also will remove some trees and survey near the road.
This work is off of the highway, and shouldn’t cause delays for drivers, unless they stop traffic for a few minutes to safely drop a tree or unload equipment near the road.
Once this minor work is complete, the project will be on hold until May, when bridge construction begins.