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Snohomish County Public Works wins national award for Little Bear Creek

Little Bear Creek

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County Public Works is being recognized nationally for an innovative project that changes the way the County handles wetland mitigation and saves millions of dollars in future taxpayer funds. The creation of Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) has been named a national 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the […]

For 20 years, Snohomish County has replaced, rebuilt 56 bridges

Snohomish County bridges

EVERETT—Snohomish County bridges and culverts connect approximately 1,600 miles of unincorporated county roads, linking towns, cities and federally protected lands and waterways. Between 2003 and 2023, the county has replaced or rebuilt 56 bridges – more than 25 percent of its bridge inventory. Details about bridge inspections, repairs and replacement projects are available online in […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins National Project of the Year

snohomish county Public Works

EVERETT—Snohomish County Public Works is being recognized nationally for an innovative project that changes the way the County handles wetland mitigation and saves millions of dollars in future taxpayer funds. The creation of Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) has been named a national 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the American […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins statewide project of the year award

public Works

EVERETT—Snohomish County Public Works’ project that created the Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) was innovative, changing the way the county handles mitigation and saving millions of dollars in taxpayer funds. As a result, the project has been recognized as the 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the American Public Works Association […]

Snohomish County commemorates opening of Index-Galena road

Index-Galena road

INDEX, Wash., November 7, 2023—Snohomish County employees, elected officials, and community members gathered together at the Index-Galena Road, between milepost 6 and 7, to commemorate its official opening after being closed for the last 17 years. The Index-Galena, which follows the scenic North Fork of the Skykomish River, was washed out when flooding damaged significant […]

Snohomish County has a solid waste problem, Public Works plans to fix it

solid waste

EVERETT, Wash., September 17, 2023—Each week garbage trucks around Snohomish County pick up residents’ solid waste that end up at one location in north Everett. That waste is then loaded onto freight trains and transported to a landfill in Eastern Washington. However, in recent years, the county has encountered challenges that has its Public Works […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins APWA Project of the Year award

Snohomish County Public Works

EVERETT, Wash., April 28, 2023 – Snohomish County Public Works staff, funders, contractors, and consultants proudly completed the 180th St SE – Phase I Improvement Project for the benefit of Snohomish County’s residents despite geographic and environmental challenges, and logistical issues stemming from the pandemic. As a result, the project has been recognized as the […]

Mayors of Marysville and Arlington talk regional transportation improvement projects

Transportation Improvement

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., April 15, 2023—Garry Clark-led Economic Alliance Snohomish County hosted Marysville Mayor John Nehring, Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, along with Snohomish County Public Works—Doug McCormick, Deputy Director and County Engineer, and Kelly Snyder, Public Works Director—discuss priority regional transportation improvement projects, on Tuesday, April 12. The conversation was the latest installation of the […]

Congress passes bipartisan legislation to avert national rail strike

rail strike

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2022—Today, the Senate passed legislation forcing a tentative rail labor agreement that averted a national rail strike. The bill passed with a vote of 80 to 15, and now goes to President Joe Biden for signature. Railway employees will receive an increase of paid time off (PTO) and aid sick leave […]

Mountain Loop Highway seasonal closure begins Nov 9

Mountain Loop Highway

EVERETT, Wash., Monday, Nov. 8, 2022—With the winter weather picking up at higher elevations, Snohomish County Public Works, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, will close Mountain Loop Highway on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The closure is for traffic in both directions and will be officially enforced from the Deer […]

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