Snohomish County Public Works begins construction in mid-May to rehabilitate Madden Bridge 58 on Menzel Lake Rd between Granite Falls and Lake Stevens. The project will last approximately 12 weeks and requires a two-month road closure that begins after the school year ends in mid-June.
Public Works determined that a full road closure is necessary after carefully reviewing construction impacts, budget, and safety considerations. A full road closure reduces the total construction period and reduces overlay costs. It also eliminates vibration from traffic during the overlay process, which improves the long-term durability of the surface treatment.
Madden Bridge 58 is located approximately five miles southeast of Granite Falls and six miles east of Lake Stevens on Menzel Lake Rd over the Pilchuck River. The 138-foot long three-span bridge was built in 1956 and is showing signs of deterioration due to age. The county plans to replace guardrails, bridge rails, and bearings, as well as make repairs to the expansion joints. Crews will also construct a new bridge deck overlay and replace a pavement section near the west approach to reduce future settlement. Repairs will reduce maintenance costs, prolong the life of the bridge, and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
Schedule and Traffic Impact
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-May 2022
Menzel Lake Rd at Madden Bridge will be closed from mid-June through late August
Full road closure with traffic detour (see map)
Drivers can expect single-lane closures before and after the full closure
Construction will be complete in September of 2022
Funding for the nearly $1 million repair will come from the Federal Highway Bridge Program, distributed by Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Snohomish County Road Fund.