Investments in transportation projects throughout Snohomish County and areas throughout the region were included as part of the transportation budget that cleared the Senate last week.
“Our region is one of the fastest growing in the state and our infrastructure must keep up with our communities,” said Sen. Steve Hobbs, the lead Democratic transportation budget writer. “With these investments, we will keep our corner of the state moving, our economy thriving and our families safe.”
Investments in bike and pedestrian projects, safe routes to schools, and improvements to transportation infrastructure throughout the county and surrounding areas are included in the transportation budget.
Here’s a closer look at the project list:
Region wide: $250,000 is provided solely for a voluntary pilot program to expand public private partnership CTR incentives to make measurable reductions in off-peak, weekend and non-work trips. Ridesharing may be integrated into grant proposals. The department shall prioritize grant applications that focus on the I-90 or I-405 corridors. $250,000
Edmonds: Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector. Funding to begin Edmonds Waterfront Connector. Constructs a 16-foot wide single lane access that connects Edmonds Street to the Edmonds waterfront by going over the BNSF railroad tracks. Will allow ferry off-loading and on-loading to occur during blockages of the City’s two at-grade crossings. Provide 24-7 access to the waterfront for emergency response vehicles and provides better access for non-motorized users to get to the City’s waterfront parks and other attraction. $700,000
Edmonds: SR 99 Revitalization. Advances $1 million from 21-23 to 17-19 for the start of the project. $1M
Lake Stevens: 91st Ave. SE & 4th St. SE improvements. Project includes sidewalk, Americans with Disabilities Act curb ramps, striping, signs, bike lane, curb, gutter, planter strip and retaining walls. $466,500
Lake Stevens: SR 9/4th St. NE Access project. Will help the interchange better accommodate peak-hour traffic and reduce clogging and lineups of vehicles/freight; Will better accommodate multi-modal trips, improvements, and connections. $420,000
Lake Stevens: US 2 Trestle. Funding for a study that details a cost estimate for replacing the westbound U.S. 2 Trestle and recommends a series of financing options to address that cost and to satisfy debt service requirements. The committee shall complete the study and submit a final report and recommendations to the transportation committees of the legislature, including recommendations on statutory changes needed to implement available financing options, by December 1, 2017. $100,000
Lake Stevens: US 2 Trestle. Re-channelization of existing westbound roadway system to provide a priority bypass route for HOV and transit trips. $1.8M
Marysville: Centennial Trail Connector. Phase III to construct the remaining one-mile of paved asphalt trail from 84th St. NE north to connect to the regional Centennial Trail system. $500,000
Mill Creek: 35th St. Improvement Project. 35th Avenue SE is a three lane minor arterial that carries approximately 15,000 vehicles per day. The road was widened by Snohomish County in 2003 by using lightweight fill on top of a large peat deposit, and has been continually settling since annexation by the City in 2005. $4.0 million was included in the 2015 State Transportation funding package for the City of Mill Creek for the reconstruction of 35th Avenue SE between 144th Street SE and 141st Street SE. $750,000
Mill Creek: SR 527 Pedestrian Safety Project (The Parker & Quincy Memorial Pathway) To construct sidewalks along SR 527 from the Seattle Hill Road intersection to the 180th Street SE intersection, and to install a traffic signal and crosswalk near Seattle Hill Road and SR 527 in Bothell. $800,000
Maltby: SR 522 Paradise Rd. Community Outreach and Practical Design for SR 522 Paradise Road Interchange and Widening. $750,000
Snohomish: 2nd St. Pedestrian and Bicycle improvements. Design-only project includes 90 percent design for curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands, bike routes and realigned parking. $323,000