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Posted on: May 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mountain Loop Highway Opens in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Matt Phelps                                                         Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II                              Communications Supervisor                            
425-388-3126                                                     425-388-6413

Mountain Loop Highway Opens in Time for Memorial Day Weekend


Route prepared by Snohomish County Public Works and U.S. Forest Service


EVERETT, Wash., May 25, 2018 – Snohomish County Public Works, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, reopened Mountain Loop Highway to traffic in both directions on May 24, 2018. The highway underwent its annual winter closure in December.

“We are pleased to reopen the Mountain Loop Highway as we know there are a lot of campers and hikers who use this route during the summer months,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Steve Thomsen said. “Our crews and the U.S. Forest Service have done a great job preparing the highway and we are happy to open it up in time for the Memorial Day weekend.”

A stretch of the road, 14 miles, is gravel and it is closed each winter due to snow and road conditions. Each spring, the Road Maintenance Division coordinates with the U.S. Forest Service to perform any necessary maintenance on the road prior to its reopening.

During the summer months, more than 100 cars on average use this route each day with up to 200 cars traveling each day on the weekend.

View the road closure map to learn of closed county roads.

About Snohomish County Public Works

The Snohomish County Public Works Department constructs and maintains county roads; controls and manages surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversees the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit

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