Safety Improvements Planned for Lakewood Road in August 2009
Lakewood Road is located west of I-5 between Marysville and Stanwood. Snohomish County Public Works will begin construction of a traffic safety project on Lakewood Road in August 2009. The project will extend from Frank Waters Road at the west end to East Lake Goodwin Road on the east end.
The project will add westbound left turn pockets on Lakewood Road at two intersections: East Lake Goodwin Road and West Lake Goodwin Road. In addition, five-foot wide walkable shoulders will be added along both sides of Lakewood Road to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists. The curve near 56th Avenue NW will also be modified to improve sight distance for drivers.
The project is bond-funded
The Lakewood Road project is part of the Enhanced Community Infrastructure Development Initiative (E-CIDI) package of projects. E-CIDI is a bond-funded program developed by County Executive Reardon and the County Council in 2006 to speed the delivery of 46 projects to neighborhoods throughout the county. The projects are designed to improve roadways for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers; expand recreational opportunities; improve water quality; and reduce flooding. By building sooner, 10 years sooner in some cases, the county is avoiding the high cost of inflation and rising interest rates. For more information about the initiative visit the county's Web page, www.snoco.org, and search "E-CIDI."
Construction will continue into fall 2010. Intermittent single lane closures and occasional full road closures may be necessary for special construction within the road surface. Flaggers, a temporary traffic signal, and portable traffic signs may be necessary for traffic control during construction, which is scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Find information about other roadway projects
For information about Lakewood Road and projects on other Snohomish County roads, visit the county's Web site, www.snoco.org, and search "roads." You will find descriptions of the county's current and future transportation projects and a weekly report of lane and roadway closures and links to other resources.
Sai Nguyen, Project Manager
Bassam Al-Ali, Project Engineer
Mary Auld, Environmental Planner
Tina Hokanson, Communications
CT BUS ROUTES
Community Transit Route #240 serves Lakewood Road
Stanwood Senior Center, 276th St NW, Cedarhome Dr., 83rd Ave NW, 272nd St NW, 72nd Ave NW past Haggen, etc. to Old Pioneer Hwy, SR 532, 88th Ave NE, 271st St NW, 99th Ave NE, 272nd Pl NW (Josephine Sunset), 102nd Ave NW, 272nd Pl NW, 271st St NW, 88th Ave NW, Marine Drive, (Stanwood Park and Ride), Warm Beach Health Manor, 188th St NW, Lakewood Rd, SR 531, 172nd St NW, Smokey Point Blvd (near Smokey Point Transit Center), Stillaguamish Senior Center, 188th St NE, 47th Ave NE, Cemetery Rd, 204th St NE, Stillaguamish Avenue (Cascade Valley Hospital), 1st St, Olympic Ave, Division St, Broadway St, Burke (SR 530) (Near Cascade District Court), Newberry, Gilman, Broadway.
For more information about Community Transit routes and schedules visit www.comtrans.org, 425-353-7433