Work gets underway today to installtraffic circles on Marysville’s Second Street east of State Avenue. Threetraffic circles will be located along Second Street at the intersections ofAlder, Quinn and Union avenues to help slow traffic there. Traffic revisionswill be in place as needed during construction, which is anticipated to be completed this month and is weather-dependent.
The new traffic circles will besimilar but not identical to those now on Third Street. This project does notinclude stormwater detention facilities or corner bulb-outs as seen on ThirdStreet.
After residents filed complaints lastyear about excessive speeds on Second Street, city staff conducted a trafficstudy and visual assessment. The Traffic Safety Committee reviewed thosereports and found that traffic calming actions were needed to reduce traffic speedsand cut-through traffic volume on Second Street.
Meanwhile,the city continues design work for a new bypass route along First Streetbetween State Avenue and 47th Avenue NE. Construction on that project is slatedto begin in 2019. When complete, it will offer Marysville residents andtravelers an alternative east-west corridor to Fourth Street.