Front Porch: Work to close Highway 9
The work is scheduled to take place on the highway between 212th Street SE and 188th Street SE on Saturday and from 188th to 176th Street SE from Sunday through Friday.
Crews plan to lay asphalt as early as 8 a.m. on the weekend, 9 a.m. on weekdays and it could continue into the evening hours, said Kris Olsen, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.
One lane will remain open in each direction but drivers should prepare for traffic shifts from one side of the highway to the other and short-term closures of side streets.
After the pavement is down, crews will paint temporary lane markers and the new lanes will be open to traffic, Olsen said.
Crews are pushing to finish the $59.1 million project before colder, wetter weather sets in, she said. For more information go to http://tinyurl.com/3bpfgy6.
Mukilteo candidates forum: Come out Tuesday evening to hear from all candidates on the November general election ballot for the city.
The League of Women Voters will host and moderate the program, which is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way.
Council, mayoral, water and wastewater commissioner and Mukilteo School District candidates are confirmed to participate.
Ballots will be in your mailbox by Oct. 22.
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