SR 9 - 176th Street SE to SR 96 - Widening

Project news

  • A section of SR 9 from 136th Street Southeast to SR 96 will be widened beginning in spring 2018. Learn more on the interim improvements page.
  • The full widening project is funded for design and right-of-way acquisition only. There is no funding for construction.
     

Needs & benefits

SR 9 is an important corridor for both commuter and commercial traffic. Traffic volumes hav exceeded the capacity of the highway. Higher traffic volumes also increase the risk of serious cross over and and head-on collisons as drivers try to turn across heavy traffic. Beginning in 2005, we have widened SR 9 from two lanes to four from its southern starting point near Woodinville to 176th Street Southeast. We also widened SR 9 from SR 96/Broadway to Marsh Road. That leaves a 3-mile section in the middle, from 176th Street Southeast of SR 96 where there is only one northbound lane and two southbound lanes.  

When fully funded, this project will complete the widening, add a raised center media to separate oncoming traffic, and provide U-turn locations at signalized intersections and other locations.

  • A raised center median and designated U-turn locations reduces the risk of serious collisions by limiting the conflicts that lead to collisions.
  • New guardrails, pedestrian crossings, pavement markings and elimination of roadside hazards will bring the highway up the most current safety standards.
  • This project will improve traffic capacity and flow by adding an additional northbound lane  and rebuilding and realigning the existing southbound lanes as necessary.
  • Widening this section will eliminate the bottleneck that regularly occurs near 176th Street Southeast where the northbound lanes are reduced from two to one.
  • Congestion is frequently caused by collisions. Reducing collisions will help ease congestion and improve travel times.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 100904B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $13,487
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $119
CWA $0
Total $13,606

 
Contact

Kris Olsen
WSDOT communications
206-440-4704
olsenk@wsdot.wa.gov

A thumbnail map showing the general location of this widening project on SR 9 near Clearview, Washington

A small photo looking north on SR 9 near Clearview.

Looking north on SR 9 near Clearview. Currently, there is one northbound lane and two southbound lanes. The proposed widening will add a northbound lane.
 

A small photo looking north showing the existing center turn lane on SR 9 near Clearview. The proposed widening will replace the center turn lane with a raised center median and designated U-turn locations.

The existing center turn lane on SR 9 near Clearview. Under the proposed widening, it will be replaced with a raised center median and designated U-turn locations.