North Creek Regional Trail

September 2020 Update

Snohomish County Public Works has received all permits for Phase I of this project and is anticipating construction to begin in spring 2021.

Description

The North Creek Regional Trail will be located between SR 524 and 183rd St SE, west of Bothell-Everett Highway. This trail will become part of a coordinated regional system that will eventually connect the Sammamish River Burke-Gillman Trail in King County with the Snohomish County Regional Interurban Trail in Everett. This segment of the regional trail will be located west of Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527), east of North Road and north of 208th Street SE.

The project will be constructed in three phases:

  • Phase I - State Route 524 to Sprague Dr - $7 million (construction begins in 2021)
  • Phase II - Waxen Rd to 183rd St SE - $5 million (future construction)
  • Phase III - Elevated bridge structure between Sprague Dr and Waxen Rd - $7.5 million (future construction)

Elevated Bridge Structure

During Phase III, a new elevated structure will be built between Sprague Drive and 192nd Street SE. This structure will create a passage over North Creek. It will also connect North Creek Trail to North Creek Park. This structure will be nearly a quarter mile long and will be elevated an estimated 20 to 40 feet above ground. Renderings of the design (PDF) for the structure can be viewed online.

Parking

Plans are being prepared for three parking areas located along the North Creek Trail. These parking areas will be constructed during Phase I and II of the project. 

Schedule

Snohomish County has received federal funding to prepare the Phase I portion of the project for construction which is anticipated in 2021. At this time, engineers are working to finalize the design details.

Funding

In early 2009, Snohomish County began Phase I of its plan which was the trail’s design and the purchase of necessary right-of-way. This phase of the project is partially funded by King County based upon the agreement to mitigate the impacts of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Snohomish County. Public Works was also awarded a $1 million construction grant for this project from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

Maps (Neighborhood Sections)

Documents

Older Documents

Environmental Review and Documents

An environmental review of the North Creek Trail project was completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). An environmental checklist was prepared on June 28, 2012. A Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) and Notice of Land Disturbing Activity Permit were issued on July 10, 2012. The documents were posted on the web page for review and available for viewing at Snohomish County public works in Downtown Everett. The 21-day comment and appeal period ended on August 6, 2012.

Final Feasibility Study