SR 9 - SR 204 Intersection Improvements

Project news

  • We want to hear from you! Join us for an open house at Hillcrest Elementary School on Wednesday, March 20. WSDOT wants your input on a new intersection design after encountering budget challenges with the preliminary preferred alternative. A short presentation will take place at 6:15 p.m. and again at 7:15 p.m.
    • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Location: Hillcrest Elementary School gym | 9315 4th Street SE, Lake Stevens
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In 2015, the legislature provided funding for WSDOT to improve the State Route 9 and State Route 204 intersection in Lake Stevens.

The project team is currently refining the design footprint of the SR 9/SR 204 Stakeholder Advisory Group recommended preferred alternative design option. This process involves collecting data identifying environmental impacts, soil conditions, groundwater levels and noise impacts among other things. Based on the data collected design refinements are made to elements of the design such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

Why is WSDOT improving the SR 9/SR 204 intersection?
The intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 204 in Lake Stevens experiences congestion that affects Snohomish County commuters, freight mobility and access to local businesses.

The End Result
The initial planning phase resulted in a preferred alternative design option for the SR 9/SR 204 intersection. During this phase, the project team conducted Stakeholder Advisory Group meetings, open houses and community outreach to ensure the chosen design incorporated community input and meets the project needs.

Needs & benefits

  • Improved mobility: Improves traffic flow, trip reliability, freight movement and safety.
  • Improved access to local businesses.
  • More choices for travel options by improving transportation connections for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and drivers.


  • 2015: Project funded through Connecting Washington funding package
  • 2016 to early 2017: Public outreach and design options development
  • Mid-2017: Select preferred alternative
  • 2017 to 2018: Project design
  • 2019 (tentative): Construction starts


Financial Data for PIN 100910K
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $69,500
Total $69,500


Samantha DeMars-Hanson