WSDOT will improve the intersection of SR 9 and SR 204 in Lake Stevens by adding four roundabouts and widening SR 9 to two lanes in each direction immediately south of the intersection. These improvements will help manage congestion and improve mobility, provide better access to area businesses, and provide more travel options with improved connections for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and drivers.
What to expect
The final stage of construction for this project is now underway.
Over the next year, contractor crews working for WSDOT will build the last two new roundabouts at and around the SR 9 and SR 204 intersection.
In October 2022, crews rebuilt the existing roundabout at Vernon Road and North Davies Road during an extended weekend closure. Crews also constructed a new roundabout on 91st Avenue Northeast and Vernon Road.
In 2023, there will be two full closures at the intersection of SR 9 and SR 204, each lasting five to six days over an extended weekend period. Each full closure will allow crews to build one large multi-lane roundabout. Business access will be maintained during the closures. Crews will avoid conducting closures on SR 9 and SR 204 during major events or holiday weekends. The exact dates and times of those closures will be announced as they are scheduled, and all work is weather dependent. The tentative timelines for each closure are:
- Spring 2023: Crews will build a roundabout on SR 9, creating a new connection 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.
WSDOT will share more information about what to expect during construction as each closure date approaches. Travelers will use signed detours, which will be announced closer to the time of each extended weekend closure.
The project is expected to be completed by fall 2023. The construction timeline is subject to change and is weather dependent. The project team is committed to regularly updating the project website to reflect any changes in the expected timeline.
This map shows the SR 9/SR 204 intersection in Lake Stevens, Washington where roundabouts will be added and SR 9 widened to improve mobility and reduce congestion.