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Councilmember John Koster 

February 4, 2013



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 John Koster

Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building
Phone: 425-388-3494
E-Mail: [email protected]


Barbara Chapman, Legislative Aide


SR 529- New Ebey Slough Bridge Update

Washington State Department of Transportation has been busy on this project. After the curb and gutter work is complete, crews will keep their eye on the forecast to complete the paving. They need dry weather (not always possible at this time of the year) and unfrozen ground to pave the new southbound lanes approaching the bridge. They also have more work to complete on the side of the road before they can remove the barrier and open the entire bridge to traffic.

WSDOT (Washington Dept. of Transportation) also offers a tool on their webpage SRWeb which strings together thousands of pictures of roadway. It is a great way to check out a road in advance of a trip or just to know if it is operational for the route you would like to travel.

Load Restriction Imposed on Getchell Road Bridge Near Granite Falls

Snohomish County Public Works is imposing a load restriction on a popular truck route out of Granite Falls. Commercial vehicle drivers should expect load restrictions on the westbound lane of Little Pilchuck Creek Bridge, on Getchell Road west of Granite Falls, in a few days. Heavy loads are damaging the surface of the bridge. Loads are limited to 10 tons for two-axle vehicles, 14 tons for three-axle vehicles and 22 tons for multi-axle vehicles with trailers. If the load restrictions don't slow the rate of deterioration, Public Works will reduce the bridge to one lane of alternating traffic until permanent repairs can be completed this summer. Trucks and other large vehicles heading west from Granite Falls can use State Route 92 as an alternate route to access State Route 9 and points west. Public Works crews plan to replace the Little Creek Bridge deck this summer with a new concrete decking system that will better withstand heavy truck traffic. For more information on this project, contact Bronlea Mishler, Public Works Communication Specialist at 425-388-6475

Jim Creek Bridge Replacement

The Jim Creek Bridge located at milepost 3.4 on Jordan Road, east of Arlington will be improved with the construction of a new two-lane bridge and realignment of the road. Construction is planned to begin in the Spring of 2013. The concrete arch bridge was built in 1914 and is now functionally obsolete. The bridge is currently limited to a single lane of alternating traffic controlled by a stop sign. Single lane access will be maintained through most of the project but full road closures will be needed at times. The closures are likely to be during weekdays between 9 am and 3 pm. The construction project is scheduled to consist of 160 working days. Weekly road construction updates on current projects are available on line at,wa,us/Departments/Public_Works

Upcoming Events


Please join us at 7:00 am for the upcoming Business Roundtable on February 8th at our new location, Shawn O'Donnell's Banquet Room at 122 - 128th Street SE, Everett (128th St. Exit off I-5 on the east side of the freeway). Guest speaker will be Trent England from the Evergreen Freedom Foundation to speak on changes in the new Legislature and with the new governor and how this may affect your business. For more information and to register, contact Cindy at [email protected] or call 425-397-7799.

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John Koster
Snohomish County Council