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

Project news

  • This project is operationally complete.
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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.

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.
  • July 2020: Construction will resume.
  • Summer2020: Construction 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