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A portion of Dumas Road restored to better than original condition at no cost to taxpayers

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Traffic was delayed while a portion of Dumas Road was fully repaired at no cost to taxpayers the week of October 2, 2017. Portions of the road were excavated this year to connect utilities to new construction and the City of Mill Creek required the responsible parties to pay the costs.
Flaggers on Dumas Road. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

A contractor restored a portion of Dumas Road near Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527) to better than original condition the week of October 2, 2017.

Work crews had to excavate portions of Dumas Road this year to connect natural gas, water, and sewer utilities to the new Mill Creek Sports and Arena Sports – Mill Creek developments. The Mill Creek Municipal Code requires city streets to be restored to “original, or better, condition” and that the responsible parties pay the costs after work like this.

Since a number of patches over extensive areas were needed to repair the road, code required that the pavement restoration be done on the entire width of Dumas Road in two places between the Bothell-Everett Highway and the Mill Creek Sports driveway.

The weather was dry and warm Monday and Tuesday, October 2nd and 3rd, which was perfect for grinding down at least two inches of the old chip-seal coated road surface and overlaying it with hot asphalt.

Crews worked from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, closing one lane at a time with flaggers and traffic cops directing traffic.

Acting Public Works Director Kamal Mahmoud inspected and approved the Dumas Road repairs on Tuesday afternoon, October 3rd.

 Kamal Mahmoud.

Completed asphalt patch on Dumas Road. Photo credit: Kamal Mahmoud.

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