10 cities in county to share $6.4M for roads

Ten cities in Snohomish County are getting funding to help improve roads and sidewalks.

The state Transportation Improvement Board last month awarded a total of $104 million in grants. Of that, Snohomish County cities received $6.4 million.

The city of Lynnwood takes the majority with a grant for $3 million to construct almost half a mile of new roadway on 33rd Avenue W. between 184th Street SW and Alderwood Mall Parkway. The total cost of the project is estimated at about $9.5 million.

Sultan received about $855,800. Included are funds to rebuild High Avenue, including replacing damaged sidewalks along that route, and for re-paving several other streets in the city. Brier, Darrington, Marysville, Lake Stevens and Snohomish will each get more than $400,000 for sidewalk and street improvements. Granite Falls, Monroe and Stanwood also received grants.

The grants, awarded every November for Transportation Improvement Board programs, are funded by revenue from three cents of the statewide gas tax, said Stevan Gorcester, board director.

“The money is dedicated to local government street projects,” Gorcester said. “With it we build hundreds of projects in the state.”

In all, the board last month gave grants to 125 agencies throughout the state.

Grants for projects in Snohomish County include:

•Brier: $420,896 to grind and overlay Brier Road and upgrade 19 wheelchair ramps.

•Darrington: $505,228 to construct curb, gutter, and ADA accessible sidewalks along both sides of Fir Street between Sauk Avenue and Elwell Avenue; $21,907 to seal coat several road segments in the city.

•Granite Falls: $200,564 for sidewalks along the west side of Alder Avenue.

•Lake Stevens: $204,750 for sidewalks along the south side of 20th Street NE between Main Street and North Machias Road; $203,901 to grind and provide an overlay of Grade Road between Hartford Drive and 28th Place NE and upgrade nine wheelchair ramps.

•Lynnwood: $3,000,000 for roadway work on 33rd Avenue W. between 184th Street SW and Alderwood Mall Parkway.

•Marysville: $450,000 to convert the four-way stop at 88th Street NE and 55th Avenue into an intersection with full signals.

•Monroe: $352,005 to grind and provide an overlay of southbound Freylands Blvd. between Tye Street and 152nd Street and to upgrade 11 wheelchair ramps.

•Snohomish: $456,000 to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Avenue D and 15th Street.

•Stanwood: $117,520 for construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and a planter strip along 276th Street NW.

•Sultan: $500,916 for High Avenue, replacing damaged sidewalks and installing a new storm drainage system from First Street to Fourth Street, and $354,902 for arterial overlay projects.

Amy Daybert: 425-339-3491; adaybert@heraldnet.com.

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