Locust Way Bridge #504 on Locust Way - (#RC1633)
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Locust Way bridge #504 is only two lanes and located on Locust Way in south Snohomish County. Built originally in 1936 and rebuilt in 1958 and 1988, it is scheduled for replacement in 2016.
To meet current federal bridge standards, Snohomish County plans to replace the bridge with a new structure that is longer, wider and several feet higher. The bridge will be lengthened from 41 to 70 feet and widened from 23 to 47 feet. The new bridge will have two wider driving lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks. Railings and guardrail will be installed where needed.
The new bridge foundations will be placed outside of the existing creek channel; crews will also remove the center pier, which currently catches debris that can cause damage to the bridge.
Runoff from the new bridge and portions of the road will enter a new stormwater system and discharge to a bioswale. The bridge remains on the county's current inspection schedule.
An environmental review of the bridge replacement project was completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). SEPA requires that all state and local agencies identify and evaluate the environmental impacts of their land use decisions. An Environmental Checklist was prepared July 30, 2012. A Notice of Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) and Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permit have been issued. These documents are available by viewing the links below or from Snohomish County Public Works during normal business hours.
• SEPA Public Notice (postcard)
• SEPA Environmental Checklist
• Determination of Non Significance (DNS) - Land Disturbing Activity Permit (LDA)
• Figure 1: Vicinity Map
• Figure 2: Proposed Bridge Plan
• Figure 3: Aerial Map
Public Comment and Appeal Period
This DNS and LDA are subject to a 21-day comment and appeal period. The comment period ended at 5 p.m. on September 24, 2012.
Mary Auld, Senior Environmental Planner
(425) 388-3488 extension 4510
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 607
Everett, Washington, 98201
This project is currently (2013) in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.
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