Swamp Creek Bridge #546 on Carter Road - (#RC1488)
Update, April 24, 2013: Construction to replace this bridge will begin in May 2013 with interim lane closures. Beginning June 20th Carter Road will be closed to all pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Work will continue into the late fall or early winter of 2013. The county is coordinating with the school district.
During construction the bridge, on Carter Road east of Lockwood Road, will be completely closed to all pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
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Bridge #546, on Carter Road, spans Swamp Creek just north of the Snohomish—King County line in the Bothell area. Built in 1966, the bridge is a two-lane, timber and concrete structure which has required increased maintenance in recent years. A weight restriction of 16 tons is currently in effect.
Construction of the new bridge is planned to begin in Summer 2013. A full road closure and detour route will be in place during construction and will continue into late fall/early winter. Notice will be mailed prior to the road closure. The road will be closed to all pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
The new bridge will be longer and wider than the existing bridge. A feature of the new bridge will be 5.5-foot wide sidewalks on both sides, replacing the current sidewalk which is only on one side. Five-foot wide shoulders will also be added to accommodate bicyclists. The longer bridge will span the creek eliminating the center piers which currently collect debris and can damage the bridge. Invasive plants near the bridge will be removed and replaced with native plants.
An environmental review of this project was completed, in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The SEPA documents can be reviewed below. For questions please contact: Mary Auld, 3000 Rockefeller M/S 607, Everett, WA 98201 or email@example.com or 425-388-3488 ext. 4510.
- Notice of Land Disturbing Activity and SEPA Threshold Determination of
Non-Significance (pdf) - May 2011
- Environmental Checklist (pdf) - April 2011
- Determination of Non-Significance (pdf) - May 2011
- Project Site Plan - (pdf)
- Vicinity Map (pdf)
- Aerial (pdf)
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* Construction schedules are subject to change based on a number of factors that include the availability of funding, length of the permitting process, coordination with other agencies, and weather.
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