October 27, 2021
Projects near Snohomish, Darrington and Granite Falls extend the life of bridges and major roads to stand the test of time for residents, local businesses and outdoor enthusiasts
EVERETT, Washington, October 27, 2021 – Rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and culverts is an ongoing responsibility of Snohomish County with over 5,700 miles of rivers and streams. This year, the county received $ 6.4 million for bridge and culvert work along the Mountain Loop Highway between Darrington and Granite Falls, and Snohomish River Bridge 1 on Airport Way and D Avenue. in Snohomish.
“Bridge rehabilitation and culvert replacement projects are needed to maintain public access along county roads,” said Kelly Snyder, director of public works. “The net effect of these projects will be to improve the life of these bridges and extend public investment in this infrastructure. With federal grants like these, Snohomish County is able to leverage local dollars and proactively maintain more county bridges.
The Federal Highways Bridge Program provided $ 4.8 million for repairs to Snohomish River Bridge 1 and Red 537 Bridge. In addition, the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) provided $ 1.6 million for repairs. Schweitzer Creek Bridge 576, Wisconsin Creek Bridge 620 and Goodman Creek Culvert Replacement projects. Project details for the five county projects include:
Bridge 1 over the Snohomish River on Airport Way carries heavy traffic on Airport Way and D Avenue to downtown Snohomish. The bridge has two piers in the water that are prone to scour, which occurs when fast flowing water removes sediment from a bridge foundation. The project will address scour issues and the accumulation of debris.
About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, over 200 bridges and manages approximately 200 traffic control signals. The service also treats nearly 600,000 tonnes of waste 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 government department in Snohomish County with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.