Final stage of SR 9/SR 204 intersection improvement project in Lake Stevens to include 3 weekend closures

Crews to build roundabouts at and around highway junction over next year

LAKE STEVENS – The final stage of a much-anticipated roundabout project in Lake Stevens is underway. Once complete, it will improve traffic flow and safety at several intersections at and around where State Routes 9 and 204 meet.

Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Interwest Construction Inc. are building four new roundabouts in the area. This work will require three different intersections to close over three extended weekend closures from Thursday evening through Tuesday morning. Only one intersection will be closed at a time. Travelers will use signed detours.

Extended closure timeline

The specific dates and times of the extended weekend closures will be announced as they are scheduled, but the tentative timeframes for each are:

  • October 2022: Crews will rebuild the existing roundabout at Vernon Road and North Davies Road.
  • Spring 2023: Crews will build a roundabout on SR 9 to connect it to Vernon Road and North Davies Road.
  • Spring/Summer 2023: Crews will build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 9 and SR 204 that will connect to Seventh Place Northeast.

A fourth roundabout will be built on 91st Avenue Northeast and Vernon Road but will not require an extended weekend closure. Detours will be announced closer to the time of each extended weekend closure.

The final stage of the project, which started in 2016, should be complete by fall 2023.

What drivers can expect

There will be nightly lane closures for this stage of the project and some daytime work. Flaggers will guide traffic on Frontage Road between North Davies Road and Seventh Place. Outside of the extended weekend closures, people will be able to use SR 9 and SR 204 to access businesses and homes around the area.

Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead and prepare for delays related to their trips by using real-time traffic updates on the WSDOT app, following on social media and visiting the project webpage.

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