240th St SE intersection and pedestrian improvements
for the future Wellington Hills County Park - RR9322
March 22, 2013: The Snohomish County Parks Department has issued the SEPA Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS). The SEPA Checklist
and the MDNS are posted on the Wellington Hills County Park web site.
Comment period: March 20 - April 4, 2013
Send written comments related to SEPA to:
Tom Teigen, Snohomish County Parks Director
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA 98296
During 2011 Snohomish County purchased 100 acres from the University of Washington to be used for the future Wellington Hills County Park. The property
is located east of Snohomish-Woodinville Road along 240th St SE, and is large enough to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
The park is one of a number of projects funded by King County and managed
by Snohomish County as part of an agreement related to construction of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant. The agreement provides a total of
$70 million for a variety of community assets that include traffic safety improvements, habitat mitigation, the Brightwater Community Resource Center,
and parks in Snohomish County.
Description of the road project associated with the park
Public Works will design roadway improvements along 240th St SE between Snohomish-Woodinville Road and 75th Avenue SE. Originally, the design included only a sidewalk along 240th Street SE to the park entrance at the top of the hill.
In response to public comments, improvements are being added to the original proposal.
West of the park entrance, Snohomish County Public Works plans to add a new,
5-foot-wide sidewalk between Snohomish-Woodinville Road and the top of the
hill on 240th St SE. Public works also will widen the road to include 12- to 14-foot wide lanes and will add a left-turn lane on 240th St SE at the intersection of Snohomish-Woodinville Road. More details can be found in the Project Update below.
The Parks Department plans to build a roundabout at the park entrance, which
will allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross 240th St. SE. In response to public comments, Public Works will add two speed humps across 240th St. SE -
one between the roundabout and 71st Ave. SE and another between 71st Ave. SE and 75th Ave. SE. Crews will also build a raised, tabletop intersection at 71st Ave. SE to slow traffic and allow pedestrians to safely cross the street.
Design of the roadway improvements is expected to be completed in 2013, and construction is scheduled to begin in 2014. As an interim measure to slow traffic on 240th St. SE, crews will install solar-powered speed signs between the top of the hill where a roundabout is planned, and 75th Ave. SE.
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Public Meeting Minutes
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Minutes
- Meeting 1 - April 27, 2012
- Meeting 2 - May 4, 2012
- Meeting 3 - May 11, 2012
- Meeting 4 - May 18, 2012
- Meeting 5 - May 25, 2012
- Meeting 6 - June 1, 2012
- Meeting 7 - June 8, 2012
- Meeting 8 - June 15, 2012
- Meeting 9 - June 22, 2012
- Meeting 10 - August 10, 2012
Visit the Wellington Hills County Park web page for more information about the park.
Media Advisory - January 2012
- Wellington Hills County Park
James Yap, Project Manager, Snohomish County Parks Dept.
- 240th St SE project
Tina Hokanson, Communications Specialist, Public Works Dept.
You can check the Weekly Road Construction Update to see what else is happening on Snohomish County roads.