Snohomish County Public Works has wrapped up construction for the season on this project and will resume in summer. Crews made great strides by placing the new 21-foot fish passable steel arch culvert on Jim Creek. Fish are using the new culvert as it eliminates a barrier to passage on the waterway. The project will be completed in summer 2022, as Jim Creek Rd remains a signalized one-lane road over the winter.
Snohomish County is scheduled to replace the existing culvert in the 19900 block of Jim Creek Rd, east of Arlington. The existing six-foot by six-foot concrete culvert has been deemed a fish-passage barrier. The project will replace the culvert with a single 21-foot steel arch culvert.
Construction for this project began in 2021 and will be completed in summer 2022.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane during construction. The single lane will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.
Construction for this project is estimated at $900,000 and will be funded through the Surface Water Management Utility Fund and the Road Fund.