Julie Kuntz Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Projects near Snohomish, Darrington and Granite Falls prolong bridge life and future-proof important routes for residents, local businesses, and outdoor enthusiasts
EVERETT, Wash., October 27, 2021 – Rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and culverts is an ongoing responsibility for Snohomish County with more than 5,700 miles of rivers and streams. This year, the county received $6.4 million for bridge and culvert work along Mountain Loop Highway between Darrington and Granite Falls, and Snohomish River Bridge 1 on Airport Way and Avenue D in Snohomish.
“Bridge rehabilitation and culvert replacement projects are needed to maintain public access along county roadways,” Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “The net effect of these projects will be to improve the lifespan of these bridges and prolong the public investment in this infrastructure. Thanks to federal grants like these, Snohomish County is able to leverage local dollars and proactively maintain more county bridges.”
The Federal Highways Bridge Program awarded $4.8 million for the Snohomish River Bridge 1 and Red Bridge 537 repairs. In addition, the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) granted $1.6 million for Schweitzer Creek Bridge 576, Wisconsin Creek Bridge 620, and Goodman Creek Culvert Replacement projects. Project details for the five county projects include:
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.