Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are collaborating to remove a fish passage barrier on Sexton Creek at Sexton Rd and US-2. The county project includes replacing twin culverts under Sexton Road with a 27-foot span buried bridge and removal of a series of downstream weirs. WSDOT will also be replace twin culverts under US-2 with a bridge structure and restore the stream channel between the culvert replacements. Together, approximately 550 lineal feet of channel will be restored to a natural condition beginning at the confluence of Sexton Creek with the Pilchuck River.
Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2026.
Construction will likely require a full 24/7 closure at 7616 Sexton Rd from July to September. More information will be available once construction is scheduled.
This project is funded by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board, NOAA Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal grant under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Surface Water Management fees.