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The city will start work paving M Avenue from Eighth Street to 27th Court as part of its ongoing asphalt preservation program on Monday, August 6.

The 2018 Asphalt Overlay Project will involve grinding existing pavement, placement of new asphalt, adjusting manholes and other utilities to grade, and pavement striping. Full construction is expected to begin with pavement grinding.

Some minor utility adjustment work may occur in the weeks preceding asphalt grinding.  Construction for this project is expected to take approximately a month with the major grinding and paving operations occurring during the first two weeks.

During construction there will be periods of no parking along the entire stretch of M Avenue from Eighth Street to 27th Court, and there will be intermittent short-term road closures with traffic detours to allow for the work.

During grinding and paving operations a complete closure of M Avenue from Eighth Street to 24nd Street, including crossing intersections, will be in place. Crossing of M Avenue will be maintained at all times at Eighth Street, 12th Street and 22nd Street.

Access to the 24th Street, 25th Street, 26th Street and 27th Street neighborhoods will be maintained with flagging traffic control.

The city thanks residents and visitors in advance for their patience and cooperation while it makes these needed improvements to the roadway.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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