Girders for Burlington Northern Overpass Arriving March 8-16; Expect Traffic Delays

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Burlington, WA – According to a news release from Skagit County Public Works, contractor crews will begin placing girders over the Burlington Northern Railroad Tracks. This specific work will begin on March 8, 2018, and is expected to last through March 16, 2018.

Contractor crews working for Skagit County Public Works will begin placing 21 prestressed concrete girders over the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks. Because of the number of trucks entering and leaving the construction area, construction crews are asking local residents and drivers to plan for extra time, and to stay clear of the construction zone. Dan Berentson, Skagit County Public Works Director, had this to say of the project:

This is a big milestone – for us and for the community. Once the girders are in place, we can start setting forms and pouring concrete for the roadway surface. Then it’ll only be a matter of months until we get the road back open.

Girders will arrive daily beginning March 8 and 9, and throughout the week of March 12. Drivers should expect delays along Old Highway 99 near Dahlstedt Road, near the I-5/SR 11 interchange at exit 231, and near the Cook Road park and ride lot.

Crews will place girders ranging in length from 70 to 130 feet on the north side of the span first. Next, they’ll place the 190-foot-long center span girders, and finally the southernmost girders.

Find more information about the Burlington Northern Overpass Project here. For questions or more details, please contact Bronlea Mishler at (360) 416-1309 or at bronleam@co.skagit.wa.us.

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