Matt Phelps Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Washington State Public Works Board selects county project near Lynnwood for funding loan
EVERETT, Wash., September 17, 2021 – The Alderwood Mall area in Lynnwood continues to see tremendous growth and is a major economic engine for Snohomish County. Infrastructure improvement projects in the area are important for keeping that engine and residents moving smoothly and safely. One of Snohomish County’s major road projects in the area, the 36th/35th Ave W Improvements Project just outside the city limits, has received a major boost in funding with a $3 million loan from the Washington State Public Works Board.
“We want to thank the Board for this loan which is a great push forward in getting this project to construction. We have been working in conjunction with the City of Lynnwood to improve this entire north/south corridor,” Snohomish County Engineer/Deputy Public Works Director Doug McCormick said. “With continued growth, we take every opportunity to maintain and enhance our transportation infrastructure to keep the county moving.”
This two-mile corridor improvement project is a joint effort between the City of Lynnwood and Snohomish County. Lynnwood’s 36th Ave. W project, from 179th St SW to 165th Pl SW, was completed in June 2020 at a cost of $10.6 million. The county’s section of the project is between 164th St SW and Highway 99 and will be constructed in two phases:
The planned improvements to the existing two-lane roadway include the addition of a two-way center turn lane, sidewalks, bike lanes, bus pullouts, streetlights, landscape features, and stormwater drainage facilities for both phases. Both phases are estimated to cost $13.9 million. In addition to the $3 million loan, Snohomish County has also secured $2.58 million from a federal Surface Transportation Program grant.
Project webpage: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/659
About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
Visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks or follow the department on Facebook and Twitter for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.