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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Grind and Overlay Paving to Occur in August for Wildflower and Mill Park Village Neighborhoods

The Mill Creek City Council agreed at the July 25 meeting to proceed with grind and overlay of the pavement in the Wildflower and Mill Park Village neighborhoods.

The decision follows a lengthy process to correct poor workmanship on a chip seal application that was completed in those neighborhoods in August 2016.

“This was an opportunity to offset an unintended error and do the right thing,” said Councilmember Mark Bond.

The timing of the grind and overlay work was put into question when recent scoping/CCTV work revealed some issues with the storm water pipes in these neighborhoods.

The Council relied heavily on residents at the July 25 meeting to provide input into the decision as to which project should take place first, as both paving and pipe work could not both be completed in the remaining construction season and dry weather is strongly recommended for both projects. The details on the status of the storm water pipes for the Wildflower and Mill Park Village neighborhoods are in the City Council agenda packet for July 25.

The paving work, which will be handled by a Snohomish County contractor, is scheduled between Aug. 28 and Sept. 1. The pipe repairs will occur at a future date, to be determined as part of the City’s development of its new Capital Improvement Plan. The pipe work will result in patches on the new pavement.

Residents of the Wildflower and Mill Park Village neighborhoods have repeatedly expressed frustration over the lengthy process to make a decision about the grind and overlay work, as well as the delays that resulted when the storm water pipe issues were discovered. However, City staff wanted to ensure that the Council had full visibility into the issues. Residents were thrilled with the Council’s decision.
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