Williams Rd / Machias Cutoff Intersection Improvements

January 2017 Update

Beginning this month, utilities companies will be working at the intersection to relocate their facilities in preparation for roadway construction, which is slated to begin this spring.

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Public Works has proposed improvements to the intersection of Machias Cutoff and Williams Road south of Lake Stevens. Improvements include widening Machias Cutoff at this intersection to provide a westbound left turn pocket that will provide an additional lane for vehicles waiting to turn left onto Williams Road while allowing through traffic to continue. The road shoulders will also be widened to 5 feet at the intersection. Additionally, the proposed construction includes the removal of vegetation to enhance sight distance, new guardrails, street lights and stormwater treatment. The work will be done while minimizing impacts to critical areas near the intersection.

Visual: Proposed improvements.


The county's Machias Cutoff and Williams Road intersection project is scheduled to begin construction in early spring 2017. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.


Funding for this project is provided by Snohomish County’s Road Fund.

Environmental Review

An environmental review of the Machias Cutoff and Williams Road intersection improvement project was completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). An environmental checklist was prepared on December 14, 2009. A Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) was issued on December 30, 2009. These documents are available by viewing the links below:


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