From the Snohomish County website, May 14, 2021.
Snohomish County Public Works is planning arterial improvements on 43rd Avenue SE from Maltby Road (SR 524) to Sunset Road at 180th Street SE. This will provide better access and connectivity for motorists and pedestrians.
This project has reached 60% design and an updated design exhibit showing roadway improvements is available. The design report includes roadway section, intersection, and drainage alternatives for the project. Utility relocation planning and right-of-way purchasing is in progress.
The project includes widening 43rd Avenue SE from Maltby Road to 188th Street SE to a two-lane rural roadway section.
A new public road connection of approximately 1,400 feet between 200th Street SE and 196th Street SE is proposed.
The existing concrete sidewalks between 188th Street SE and Jewell Road/196th Street SE are proposed to be replaced with rural pedestrian facilities.
As well, two roundabouts will be installed on 43rd Avenue SE; one at Maltby Road and the other at 196th Street SE.
The draft schedule for this project has been updated and is as follows:
2016-2018: Completed field survey and preliminary design.
2019: Environmental studies.
October 2019: Completed traffic noise study.
December 2019: Public open house.
2020-2021: Design, right of way acquisitions and utility relocations.
2021: Go out for construction bids.
2022-2023: Construction of roadway.
Proposed roundabout at Maltby Road/43rd Avenue SE intersection. Image courtesy of Snohomish County.