Seattle Hill Road
May 2017 UpdateConstruction of the new roadway requires three full closures of Seattle Hill Road to allow the contractor to re-build specific segments of the road and bring them up to current standards. Public Works has tentatively scheduled the first two closures to occur early this summer.
- Closure A: Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. through Monday, June 26 at 4:30 a.m.
- Closure B: Five day closure (Monday - Friday) tentatively scheduled for mid-July.
- Closure C: Spring of 2018.
View the road closure and detour map here.
Local traffic along Seattle Hill Rd will be allowed through the closed segments to intersecting streets or neighborhoods that have no alternative access. Residents who can access their homes via alternate routes, will be required to do so. A detour route for the closures will be via 132nd St SE and 35th Ave SE.
Dates for the full road closures are weather dependent and further details on the specific dates will be announced in early June.
March 2017 UpdateConstruction is scheduled to begin on April 10, 2017. Intermittent single-lane closures and lane shifts will be required for this project. See below for more details on traffic impacts.
Snohomish County plans to improve Seattle Hill Rd between 132nd St SE and 35th Ave SE.
Project details include:
- Widen the road to three lanes including a center turn lane
- Add bike lanes, curbs and sidewalks
- Vicinity Map
- Roadway Cross Section
- Bioretention Cross Section
- Project Map - North Section
- Project Map - South Section
- Aerial Photo - Seattle Hill Road: 35th Ave to 142nd St SE
- Aerial Photo - Seattle Hill Road: 142nd St SE to 132nd St SE
- 2017 – Roadway construction will begin April 10, 2017 at the south end of the project. The work is scheduled to continue through the summer of 2018.
- 2016 to 2017 – Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Silver Lake Water District, BP, and Snohomish PUD scheduled to move necessary utilities to accommodate widening of the road.
- 2013 – Environmental review
- Feb. 28, 2013 – Public open house at Mill Creek Elementary
- Intermittent single-lane closures will occur throughout construction with flaggers directing traffic.
- Commuters traveling through the area should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
- Two three-day full-road closures will be required in the summer.
- One additional week-long full-road closure will also occur.
- Detour signs will be used to notify corridor users when the closures will be in affect and the detour routes.
Such funding speaks to the significance the project will have on the improvement of vehicular and pedestrian safety and congestion in the area.
An environmental review of this project was completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The SEPA documents can be reviewed below. The comment period for this project closed on April 7, 2013. If you have questions please contact Mary Auld at 425-262-2460, via email, or by mail: Mary Auld, Snohomish County Public Works, 3000 Rockefeller M/S 607, Everett, WA 98201
- Environmental Checklist and Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS)
- Postcard Notice of Land Disturbing Activity (Formerly Grading Permit) and SEPA DNS
The process for developing road projects take several years; many factors must be considered. These factors include:
- Accident history
- Critical area regulations (CAR)
- Design standards
- Information that residents provide about the area
- Location of homes and public right-of-way
- Location of utilities
- Sight distance
- Soil compaction
- Traffic volumes
- Wetlands, stormwater runoff, drainage, and water quality
Snohomish County Public Works held a public meeting on February 23, 2017 to discuss three projects in this area. The projects were Seattle Hill Rd, 35th Ave SE, and 156th St SE. Staff was available to answer questions about the construction on Seattle Hill Rd, review proposed road improvements to the section of 35th Ave SE, and gather feedback on potential designs for the 156th St SE project.