SR 96 - I-5 Interchange Vic to SR 9 Vic - Paving & ADA Compliance

Project news

  • Work remains on some ramps connecting I-5 and SR 96, as well as some guardrail and striping work. Daytime or nighttime closures will continue; in most cases flaggers will control traffic in the work zone.
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Contractor crews from Cadman Inc. have grinded and repaved State Route 96 between Interstate 5 near Mill Creek and State Route 9 near Snohomish. They also:

  • Installed a curb in the median of SR 96 at 12th Drive Southeast to increase safety by restricting left turns.
  • Rebuilt dozens of curb ramps to improve sidewalk connections for people of all abilities.
  • Repaved the SR 96 on-ramps to northbound and southbound I-5.

Ramp, guardrail and some striping work remains.

Up to 45,000 vehicles use SR 96 each day. The area was last repaved between 1996 and 2003. 

The End Result

This project will provide drivers with a smoother, safer ride on SR 96. New pavement will preserve the life of the roadway and reduce maintenance needs.

Needs & benefits

  • Safety: Improving the highway surface eliminates and helps prevent future potholes, cracks and wheel ruts where water can collect. This gives drivers a safer, smoother ride. Reconstructed ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps create an easier transition between street and sidewalk.
  • Economic: Paving reduces the need for emergency pavement repairs, which are costly to taxpayers and can cause additional congestion during peak commute hours.


  • Spring 2018: Construction began.
  • Fall 2018: Construction suspended for winter.
  • May 20, 2019: Construction will resume.
  • Fall 2019: Construction is scheduled to be complete.


Financial Data for PIN 109601B, 109601C, 109641B, 109641C
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $9,344
CWA $0
Total $9,344


Tom Pearce
WSDOT communications