By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
Snohomish County’s Public Works Department began the multi-year Seattle Hill Road improvement project on April 10, 2017.
Except for two full Seattle Hill Road closures in 2017, traffic has been only briefly delayed during construction while flaggers have been directing traffic along sections of the road between 132nd Street SE and 35th Avenue SE.
A full Seattle Hill Road closure between 136th Street SE and 132nd Street SE will occur from 10:00 am on Friday, April 20, 2018, until 4:30 am on Monday, April 23, 2018.
The detour route for most traffic is 35th Avenue SE and 132nd Street SE.
According to Snohomish County, “The intersection at Seattle Hill Road and 136th Street SE will remain open to traffic approaching from the south.
“Residents whose only access to their property is through this section will be allowed through the closure from the north end of Seattle Hill Road only.
“Residents who can access their property via alternate routes, will be required to do so.”
Snohomish County is improving Seattle Hill Road between 132nd Street SE and 35th Avenue SE by widening the roadway to three lanes including a center turn lane; and by adding bike lanes, curbs, and sidewalks to both sides of the road.
The project’s total estimated cost is $9.2 million.
A $4.0 million Federal Surface Transportation grant and a $4.0 million Washington State Transportation Improvement Board grant fund most of the project.
The City of Mill Creek agreed to contribute $200,000 to the project, which means Snohomish County will pay the remaining $1,100,000 to widen the road.