CLEARVIEW – Drivers who travel through Clearview via State Route 9 in Snohomish County are invited to an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to provide feedback on several low-cost options that will provide limited congestion relief to the highly traveled corridor.
Since 2000, the Washington State Department of Transportation has invested nearly $300 million to transform SR 9 into a safer highway, including widening most of the roadway between Woodinville and the Snohomish River Bridge to four lanes.
However, a three-mile long section between 176th Street Southeast and SR 96 in Clearview has not been fully widened yet. Combined with a county population increase of nearly 28 percent since the corridor improvements began, this “missing link” leads to heavy northbound congestion during the peak afternoon commute, when traffic forms a bottleneck at 176th Street Southeast.
After meetings with elected, civic and business leaders in the area, WSDOT developed three options to provide limited congestion relief.
“With more development and people moving into the county, none of these options is a long-term solution to congestion on SR 9,” said Project Engineer John Chi. “But any one of them can help bridge the gap until the widening project is fully funded for construction. We want driver input to make sure the options work for the community.”
Open house information
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11
Where: Glacier Peak High School commons area, 7401 144th Place S.E., Snohomish
Details: This is a drop-in open house, with the public invited to visit and ask questions any time during the event hours. No formal presentation will take place, but engineers will be available to discuss the options, answer questions and listen to feedback.
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