As a life-long resident of Snohomish County, Sen. Steve Hobbs, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, said he has a unique viewpoint among legislators when it comes to the transportation needs of his community.

We are the fastest growing areas of the state and because of that, our transportation needs are changing and growing rapidly,” Hobbs said. “This budget reflects the ever-changing landscape of our community and I feel helps set the stage for our bright economic future. We are growing and our roads, bridges and transit options must reflect that growth.”

Below is a breakdown of the transportation investments included in the 2018 Supplemental Transportation budget around Snohomish County:

Mill Creek, 35th Ave.: A stretch of approximately 1,000 feet – running from 141st Street SE and 144th Street SE – continues to settle. Hobbs ensured $500,000 to reconstruct that stretch of roadway on a pin pile-supported slab that will prevent and future settlement. The City of Mill Creek reports the design phase of this project is 95 percent complete.

Lake Stevens/Snohomish, US 2 Trestle: A $2 million investment is the next step toward replacement of the trestle. It’s targeted at addressing the state and federal environmental impacts of replacement and clears another barrier toward alleviating one of the most frustrating traffic bottlenecks in the state.

Lake Stevens, Bike/Pedestrian Path: An investment of $1.3 million is made for a 3,200 foot bike and pedestrian path in South Lake Stevens which will connect to Centennial Trail. This investment is targeted toward increasing safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. This will also improve safety particularly for school kids from nearby Glenwood Elementary and Cavelero Mid-High.