The design phase for the North Creek Regional Trail project is anticipated to be finished during 2018. Snohomish County Public Works was recently awarded a $1 million construction grant for this project from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
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 Rd - $5.5 million
Phase II - Pedestrian bridge structure - $7.5 million
Phase III - Waxen Rd to 183rd St SE - $5 million
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 the 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 for the structure can be viewed here.
Plans are being prepared for three parking areas located along the North Creek Trail. View the map showing the locations of the proposed parking areas.
Snohomish County has received federal funding to prepare the project for construction. At this time, engineers are working to finalize the design details. The county is currently seeking funding for construction of the trail.
In early 2009, Snohomish County began Phase 1 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.
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.