SR 532 from Camano Island to Interstate 5 is the main connection to and from I-5 for the city of Stanwood and the only link to the mainland for Camano Island.
SR 532 provides the only connecting route to the mainland for Camano Island, as well as the primary connection to and from I-5 for the city of Stanwood and surrounding rural northwest Snohomish County.
WSDOT developed a list of improvements that will increase safety and reduce travel time along State Route 532.
This project addressed a variety of safety and congestion issues by building a wider bridge to replace the SR 532 bridge, adding turn lanes at intersections and installing three truck-climbing lanes.
New turn lanes help reduce the number of collisions by allowing a smoother flow of traffic through intersections. Improved driveways will keep cars entering and exiting the highway under safer conditions. The new bridge has wide shoulders for emergency vehicles to get around stopped traffic, a lower profile to improve sight distance and meets improved earthquake standards. New bus pull-outs will provide a safe refuge for transit riders.
We reduced choke points and congestion by adding new turn lanes and truck climbing lanes. Improved traffic flow allows goods, services and commuters to travel more quickly between urban centers such as Seattle and Everett and the Camano Island/Stanwood area.
| Protects Environment
We improved water quality and wildlife habitat by building stormwater treatment facilities to better control the road's storm-water runoff.
| Economic Incentive
Replacing the SR 532 bridge with a new bridge that will last more than 75 years eliminated money spent to maintain the old bridge.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked with multiple agencies, local officials and the Stanwwod and Camano Island communities before and during construction. Several open houses and meetings were held before and during construction.
This project is fully funded through the following sources.
- 2005 Gas Tax (Partnership Funding) - $73.7 million
- Pre-existing State Funds - $10.3 million
- Total Funding From All Sources - $84 million
WSDOT Communications Dave Chesson
1043 Goldenrod Road, Suite 101
Burlington, WA 98233
WSDOT Project Engineer Robyn Boyd
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