Mill Creek roadways on approved transportation package
Investments in roadway safety projects for Mill Creek were included as part of the transportation budget that cleared the state Senate earlier this month.
“Our region is one of the fastest growing in the state and our infrastructure must keep up with our communities,” said Sen. Steve Hobbs, the lead Democratic transportation budget writer. “With these investments, we will keep our corner of the state moving, our economy thriving and our families safe.”
Investments in bike and pedestrian projects, safe routes to schools and improvements to transportation infrastructure throughout Snohomish County were included in the transportation budget.
The approved project list for Mill Creek include:
- 35th St. Improvement Project. The Senate allotted an additional $750,000 to improve the safety of 35th Avenue SE. The three-lane minor arterial that carries approximately 15,000 vehicles per day was widened by Snohomish County in 2003 by using lightweight fill on top of a large peat deposit. The portion of roadway has been continually settling since annexation by the City in 2005. $The 4 million in the 2015 State Transportation funded reconstruction of 35th Avenue SE between 144th Street SE and 141st Street SE.
- SR 527 Pedestrian Safety Project (The Parker & Quincy Memorial Pathway) The transportation package calls for $800,000 to construct sidewalks along SR 527 from the Seattle Hill Road intersection to the 180th Street SE intersection and install a traffic signal and crosswalk near Seattle Hill Road and SR 527 in Bothell.