Matt Phelps Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Snohomish County to Receive $2.375 Million for 84th Street NE Corridor Projects through HSIP Grants
The federal grants complete funding for two projects
EVERETT, Wash., November 16, 2021 – The 84th St NE east-west corridor is one of the busiest county roads in rural Snohomish County as it connects Marysville and Granite Falls. This is an important commuter route and busy commercial trucking route between State Route 9 and State Route 92. Snohomish County’s vision for the corridor is closer to being fulfilled with the addition of $2.375 million in grants from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
“These federal funds are extremely important in order for us to leverage local tax dollars to complete important projects along this corridor,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “We take every opportunity to maintain and enhance our transportation infrastructure to keep County residents moving safely.”
The individual grants listed below will complete the funding needed for the following two improvement projects:
• Intersection improvements at 123rd Ave NE and 84th St NE – $1.72 million
• Spot improvements along 84th St NE – $653,000
The corridor stretches for more than four miles and the spot improvement projects consist of multiple near-term, low-cost strategic improvements. Those improvements include changes to pavement markings, signage, and other associated improvements designed to address specific safety concerns along this corridor. The intersection improvement project at 123rd Ave NE may include a roundabout to improve traffic flow and increase safety. Snohomish County also received a $1.4 million grant from the Rural Arterial Program earlier this year for this intersection.
“We studied this corridor to find the best improvements to keep the traffic flowing and maintain high standards of safety for everyone,” Snohomish County Engineer and Deputy Director Doug McCormick said. “The improvements we are moving forward with will prepare this corridor for decades to come.”
Public Works is currently scheduled to begin construction on a new roundabout at the 163rd Ave NE intersection in 2023. The county repaved the entire corridor and constructed intersection improvements, including new left-turn lanes and widened shoulders, at the 115th Ave NE intersection during summer 2020. Public Works held a public meeting on the corridor improvements on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 that can be viewed on the project webpages.
For more on the individual projects, visit the following webpages:
• 115th Ave NE Intersection Improvements – www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2741
• 163rd Ave NE Intersection Improvements – www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5502
• 123rd Ave NE Intersection Improvements – www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5888
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.