An environmental review and Checklist was completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) on March 2, 2018 for Phase I of the proposed 180th St. SE road improvement project.
Snohomish County Public Works determined that this project does not have a probable, significant adverse impact on the environment and has issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS).
Snohomish County's six-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) identifies several projects to improve conditions for pedestrians and motorists along the 180th St. SE corridor. One of these is a project along 180th St. SE beginning at the Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527) intersection.
The county is proposing to add two lanes to bring 180th St. SE up to five-lanes between SR527 and 23rd Pl. SE (Phase I).
A second phase would extend the improvements between 23rd Ave SE and 35th Ave SE. Currently, the road consists of three lanes and there are gaps in the sidewalks. This project will also add sidewalks, bike lanes, curbs, and gutters.
Phase I is at 90 percent design and construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2019. Phase II is in the design report phase.
Phase II between 23rd Pl. SE and 35th Ave. SE is under consideration and has not yet been scheduled.
Snohomish County Public Works held a public meeting on June 27, 2017 to discuss four projects in this area. The projects were the 35th Ave SE - Phase II, 43rd Ave SE/Sunset Rd, 180th St SE Phase I and II, and 196th St SE/Grannis Rd. Staff was available to answer questions, review proposed improvements, and gather feedback on potential designs.