Congress sends $25 million for roads

More than $25 million will come to Snohomish County for key transportation projects, according to a six-year transportation plan approved by a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday.

"This transportation bill will create jobs and help relieve congestion in our local communities," said Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The full House is expected to vote on the measure next week. Before the House plan can be adopted, it will have to be matched to a similar Senate measure and be signed by the president.

If approved, the bill will reauthorize the former Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, a key tool Congress uses to fund transportation projects across the nation.

The funding includes:

  • $400,000 for Fifth Street/U.S. 2 signal improvements in Sultan.

  • $400,000 for Sultan Basin Road/U.S. 2 improvements in Sultan.

  • $3.5 million for 41st Street overpass widening in Everett.

  • $9 million for E. Marine View Drive widening in Everett.

  • $200,000 for the Centennial Trail Project in Snohomish.

  • $540,000 for U.S. 2/Old Owen Road intersection in Monroe.

  • $1.8 million for Avenue D reconstruction in Snohomish.

  • $2.4 million for Granite Falls’ alternate freight route, a loop road that will get gravel truck traffic out of downtown.

  • $135,000 for U.S. 2/Kelsey Street intersection improvements in Monroe.

  • $2 million for Community Transit’s Snohomish County park and ride expansion program.

  • $4.8 million for a new Mukilteo transit hub that will include a ferry terminal, Sounder station and bus stop.

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