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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Snohomish County is Awarded $7.8 Million to Re-Pave Two Major East-West Corridors

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Jeannie Balducci Wolf                               Matt Phelps

Communications Specialist II                   Communications Specialist II

Jeannie.Wolf@snoco.org                          Matt.Phelps@snoco.org

425-388-6073                                             425-388-3126

 

 

Snohomish County is Awarded $7.8 Million to Re-Pave Two Major East-West Corridors

Roads to be paved include 164th St SW and 132nd St SE/134th Pl SE/Cathcart Way

 

EVERETT, Wash., September 22, 2021 – Snohomish County Public Works was awarded $7.8 million in grants from the National Highway System (NHS) Asset Management Program for overlay on the 164th St SW corridor and the 132nd St SE/134th Pl SE/Cathcart Way corridor.

 

“Maintaining our roads is a priority for Snohomish County Public Works and we are grateful for the federal funding that helps to make it possible,” Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “Both corridors serve transit and tens of thousands of vehicles each day, making them vital routes for our residents, businesses and visitors.”

 

The recent funding consists of two separate grants; one for each corridor:  

The 164th St SW corridor

  • New paving funded by the grant will occur from Spruce Way to Ash Way in 2023.
  • The east stretch of this corridor was overlaid in 2014 between the I-5 NB ramps and Mill Creek city limit. This work was paid for through a separate federal grant.

 

The 132nd St SE/134th Pl SE/Cathcart Way corridor 

  • New paving funded by the grant will occur from SR 96 (Seattle Hill Rd) to SR 9 in 2024.
  • Snohomish County was awarded a grant and paved this important corridor west of I-5 on 128th Street SW/Airport Road in 2020.

 

Each year, Snohomish County Public Works applies for more than 50 grants from federal, state and local funding partners. This funding is vital to stretching local tax dollars to complete projects and provide residents with necessary services that they depend on. This year, the department has been awarded nearly $18 million in grant funding, and is awaiting notification for additional grant applications.

 

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.

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