New option for the SR 9/SR 204 intersection improvements in Lake Stevens takes center stage

UPDATE 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: The open house scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 has been postponed due to snow/ice conditions and will be rescheduled for a later date.

By Diana Barreto

The new 12 months usually brings a renewed experience of opportunity and a brand new risk to make investments in improvements. For the Lake Stevens network and Snohomish County drivers, 2019 brings new opportunities to supply enter on a brand new SR 9/SR 204 intersection design. You would possibly be thinking: “Didn’t we already finalize the intersection design?” And the reply is, sure – but we had a few challenges to address.



Rewind


In summer time 2017, the SR 9/SR 204 intersection improvements mission Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Lake Stevens network reached consensus on a grade-separated intersection design. This layout required digging 30 ft into the flooring to permit loose circulate of SR 9 traffic, without stoplights, beneath SR 204.
An upcoming open house will be a great chance to hear about the future of the SR 9/SR 204 intersection in Lake Stevens.

Building on network consensus, the venture workforce moved into the layout a component to the project. They conducted venture enviornment surveying that blanketed watching underground at utilities and groundwater levels. The groundwater stage became out to be simply nine ft underneath the surface. This intended that the cost, materials, and general feasibility of the venture wanted evaluate as well. The venture workforce transformed the brand new conditions into the venture layout and located that the grade-separated choice was too costly. Even although the venture workforce blanketed a few expense dangers into the preliminary plan process, the up to date conditions handed these calculated risks.



The venture workforce went to work in search of new answers that could higher fit the price range constraints whereas also addressing the desires of the community.



Keep your resolutions


Was one in all your resolutions to be extra concerned on your community? If so, mark it off your listing by means of means of attending our upcoming open residence and offering comments to the venture workforce on the brand new design.

The open residence will happen from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb, 7 at Cavelero Mid High School in Lake Stevens. A quick venture presentation will happen at 6:15 p.m. and back at 7:15 p.m. Learn concerning the project’s progress, the brand new intersection design, and what to anticipate as we transfer forward. **NOTE: The open residence has been postponed as a result of snowy/icy street conditions and might be rescheduled for a later date.



The street ahead


Once we gather and evaluate network comments from this open residence the venture workforce will meet with the Stakeholder Advisory Group. The advisory group will evaluate the comments and offer further information on the brand new design. Then the venture workforce will start last layout work forward of construction.



Construction so as to feature a lane on southbound SR 9, south of Market Place Northeast, will start this spring. This construction is a small edge of the general project.



Background


Funded by means of means of the 2015 Connecting Washington funding package, we sought sensible answers to enhance congestion on the SR 9/SR 204 intersection. Since 2016, the SR 9/SR 204 intersection improvements venture Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Lake Stevens network supplied enter and information on layout suggestions geared toward creating higher connections for all roadway customers of this intersection, adding pedestrians, transit riders, bicyclists and drivers.

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