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WSDOT selects preliminary preferred alternative for SR 522 intersection improvement in Maltby

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:46

Kris Olsen, communications, 206-440-4704

Public invited to open house on Wednesday, Dec. 5 to learn more

MALTBY – Using feedback from the community and a technical advisory committee, the Washington State Department of Transportation has selected a preliminary preferred alternative for congestion management and safety improvements at the State Route 522 Paradise Lake Road interchange in Maltby.

WSDOT is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 5 where community members and highway users can review the selected design, which calls for a new SR 522 bridge over the cross street and new on-ramps. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide additional feedback to traffic engineers and interchange designers.

Open house information

  • What: SR 522 – Paradise Lake Road interchange open house
  • When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5
  • Where: Hidden River Middle School, Commons room – 9224 Paradise Lake Road, Snohomish
  • No formal presentation takes place.

Traffic congestion at SR 522 and Paradise Lake Road currently causes long delays for commuters, freight haulers and local businesses. Drivers trying to get around bottlenecks on the highway frequently cause traffic backups on nearby surface streets.

In June 2018, WSDOT formed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), consisting of representatives from local agencies and associations, to help WSDOT identify an alternative. The TAC reviewed forecasted traffic maps, development plans and community benefits and effects.

At an open house in October, WSDOT presented two alternatives for public review and comment. Feedback from that open house was considered by WSDOT and the TAC in selecting a preliminary preferred alternative.   

Funding information

The Washington State Legislature provided WSDOT with $750,000 in the 2017-2019 transportation budget to study improvements on SR 522, including the Paradise Lake Road interchange. An additional $10 million in design funding, allocated in the 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package, becomes available in 2025.

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