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State’s Transportation Improvement Board selects county project near Lynnwood

EVERETT, Wash., December 11, 2021 – Snohomish County Public Works has received a $3.3 million Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant for the 36th/35th Ave W Improvement Project near Lynnwood and the Alderwood Mall. This grant completes the funding for the project and allows the County to move ahead with planned construction in 2023. It also allows the County to complete the project quicker as construction will be performed in just one phase instead of two.

Kelly Snyder

“We want to thank the TIB for this grant which allows us to move forward in getting this project to construction and make these improvements a reality,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “The corridor will provide access to the Lynnwood city center and future Light Rail station. The project will also provide safety and environmental improvements.”

The County received a $3 million loan for the 36th/35th Ave W projects from the Washington State Public Works Trust Fund earlier this year and has been working closely with the City of Lynnwood as the corridor straddles both jurisdictions. Lynnwood’s 36th Ave W project, from 179th St SW to 165th Pl SW, was completed in June 2020. The county’s section of the project is between 164th St SW and Highway 99.

Planned Improvements

The planned improvements to the existing two-lane roadway include the addition of a two-way center turn lane, sidewalks, bike lanes, bus pullouts, streetlights, landscape features, and stormwater drainage facilities for both phases. The project is estimated to cost $13.9 million. In addition to the $3 million loan from the TIB, Snohomish County has also secured $2.58 million from a federal Surface Transportation Program grant. The rest of the funding will come from the Snohomish County Road Fund and developer mitigation fees.

Project webpage on this transportation improvement for Lynnwood:

About Snohomish County Public Works

Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.

Content Source: Snohomish County Public Works Press Release

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