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Official Sites - source of much of the information here

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Alerts and Notices Road and Trail Conditions

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - Current Conditions

Olympic National Forest - new Current Conditions page is now available

Olympic National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-565-3131

Mt Rainier National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-569-2211 press 2 then (2 for current road conditions or 3 for anticipated opening/construction projects)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Alerts & Notices

Washington State DOT - Mountain Passes

Naches Ranger District  -  Conditions

Wenatchee River Ranger District - Conditions
In general, post in alphabetical order by common road name within each section unless there are more natural geographical groupings (e.g. North Fork XXX, South Fork XXX)

Mount Rainier

Corral Pass (FS 7174) ?

Chinook Pass (SR 410) website

Mowich Lake Road (SR 165) Mowich Lake, Spray Park, Echo/Observation Rock

Snow free to the Paul Peak trailhead gate, snow-covered the rest of the way to Mowich.  Limited parking at the trailhead due to snow and deep wheel ruts. (4-5-2014)

Stevens Canyon Road per MRNP website and Road signs:
Grand Park back door (06/19/2014) - 73 Huckleberry Creek is OPEN Watch for logging trucks. Will be CLOSED JULY 2 from 6 am - 5 pm

I-90

Talapus (9030), Mason Lake (9031)?
As of late November 20, 2015 Road 9030 off I-90 to Ira Spring trailhead (Mason Lake) has a partially downed tree which your vehicle will probably fit under just after the beginning of the unpaved section. 9030 was partially blocked by a downed tree just beyond the junction with road 9031 but someone drove past it. Road 9031 (Talapus Lake TH) has been cleared to trailhead - thanks to the man in black who did the work manually with an Axe! Any further updates appreciated.

Tinkham (55), Garcia (9020) ?

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 56) Mailbox TH, Taylor River TH, Dingford Creek TH, Goldmyer Hot Springs

04/01/2017 Road is open to the gate at Dingford Creek trailhead. Paving is complete to the Taylor River bridge as of October, 2017. The Taylor River trailhead road washed just past the junction, but is passable by very high clearance 4WD.  The Middle Fork road from Taylor bridge to Dingford has numerous large and deep potholes, several small and two significant washouts from the 2015 fall storms.  All are passable by vehicles with good clearance.  See the WFLHD paving project site for construction info. Goldmyer Facebook page often has updated conditions for snow levels in winter.

North Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 57) Bare, Dog, Goat, Phelps, ...
10/01/2014 A $75 permit is required to access Hancock Timber lands along the North Fork road. The road is public and you can drive through Hancock lands to reach FS areas for free, but you can't park and climb Fuller or visit other attractions on their land without the permit. There was active logging on the North Fork in 2014 so the road has been graded and was in better shape than usual most of the summer.
05/01/2016 The USFS has blocked the road at the junction of the road heading up Lennox Creek. This adds about 3 miles of road walking to get to the Bare Mountain trailhead or other destinations up Lennox Creek

Rocky Run (FS 4832) (no date?)
Construction along I-90 has a stretch just past the Rocky Run bridge extra bumpy but passable to sedans.  The spur (136 per Google Maps) to the backdoor TH is extra brushy but save for a nasty water channel right at the beginning and some moderate rutting about halfway in is still more or less drivable.  Extra clearance would be good, don't take a car you don't want to add pinstripes to.

Teanaway

North Fork Teanaway road (9737) (5.3.2014, Opus) Driveable to nearly 4.5 miles past end of pavement, just beyond Johnson Medra trailhead.  Potholes in the first 2 miles, better road after.

Teanaway Middle Fork (NFD 113)

Jack Creek Road (9738) Snow-free to 4,400ft (5/12/2018)

Stafford Creek Road 9703 (5.17.2014, Opus) Snow free to the Miller Creek trailhead at the end.  Rough in places.

Beverly turnpike road (1391) (5.3.2014, Opus) Appeared snow free from main road

Jungle Creek (FS 9701) Teanaway Butte, Way Creek trail, Jungle Creek trail

6/19/11 (still true?) There is a "Road Closed" barrier 1.5 miles from the Twenty Nine Pines turn off. The problem is a partially washed out culvert but the road is still passable to a high clearance vehicle and in good condition from there all the way to Liar's Prairie.

6/12/16 There is a "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the road. If there was a wash-out at 1.5mi, it has been repaired. Would need a high clearance vehicle with AWD to continue past the bumps and mud puddles at 1.7 miles.


6/3/11 Cle Elum Trails - road closures - the following Roads on the Cle Elum Ranger District are CLOSED due to ROAD DAMAGE
  • Taneum - Manastash Area
    • FSR 3350 - South Cle Elum Ridge Road closed at mp 1.6 to junction with Road 3350-119. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 33 - Taneum Road - Closed mp 3.9, Taneum Guard Station to Road 3350-119 Junction.
    • FSR 3100 - Manastash Road - Closed mp 1.6, Manastash Sno-Park to Road 3111 Junction. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3120 near 3100 Junction. Damage reported. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3100 near Buck Meadows. Damage reported
    • FSR 4517-117 - Granite Creek Road. Damage reported
  • Cle Elum Valley - FSR 4308 - French Cabin at 120 Junction.
  • Swauk and Liberty FSR 9707 - Pole Patch Road - two areas - First near spur 115, the second is near 4WD319.
  • Red Top Road FSR 9702 5/18/12 Reported to be open but a large truck was stuck in the snow in the middle of the road.  The road is rough with patchy snow about a mile after the junction with FSR 9738
Teanaway Ridge/Jack Creek (FS 9738) ?

Mountain Loop

Mountain Loop Highway, Open, plowed winter of 2014 for Oso slide and Darrington access.


Green Mtn Road (FS 41) - Tupso Pass, Three Fingers, Closed @ mile 8.6 due to damage to South Fork Canyon Creek bridge.  No time line for repairs.  Approx 10 miles to trail head @ Tupso Pass

FS 4110, Green Mtn., Pot holed..more like craters. 6/4/14

FS 4111, Canyon Lake, Closed at mile 0 due to wash out. 6/4/14

FS 42, Mt Pilchuck, April 20, 2014, both gates open; half-mile of snow before trailhead.

North Fork Sauk Road (FS 49), 7-20-2012, OPEN July 20 2012 yes its true

4096 Bedal Creek  10/27/12 High clearance recommended, brushed out.

Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information

Segelsen Road (FS 18), Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information. www.fs.usda.gov/mbs  Pugh (2095), Closed (seasonal)

Straight Creek Road (FS 27), Snow free to Crystal Lake/Meadow Mtn trail head. Lots of snow at Rat Trap Pass. 5/24/14

Suiattle River Road (FS 26) - Access to Glacier Peak Wilderness, opened Oct. 25, 2014. Also 6-mile spur to Green Mt. trailhead

Tenas Creek Road (FS 2660), Closed @ mile 4 due to washout. 12/7/15

Whitechuck River Road (FS 23), Open

C-Post Mt Higgens access.  April, 2014: Flooded and closed due to Oso slide. Earlier, closed at mile 0.6 due to Illegal garbage dumping.

Highway 2 & Leavenworth

FSR #62 and roads to Persis trailhead - 02/13/2015 Gate reported CLOSED

Sultan Basin Road, ?

Beckler River Road (FS 65), ?

Chiwawa River Road (FS 6200) Phelps Creek TH, Spider Gap, Buck Creek Pass, ?

Icicle Creek Road (FS 7600) - Chatter Creek, 4th of July Creek, Icicle Creek, Snow Lakes In Winter, usually closed to wheeled vehicles past the 8 Mile Road junction.

5/12/14 - Open all the way to the end of the road.

Eight Mile Road (FS 7601) - Enchantments, Colchuck Lake Usually closed in winter to wheeled vehicles.

5/14/17 - Gate is open

North Cascades and Baker, Mt Baker Ranger District

Church Mountain (FR 3040), Open to end in 2015

Welcome Pass (FR 3060), ?

Canyon Creek (FR 31) Repaired and reopened. Nov. 2013

Nooksack Road (FR 34), ?

Deadhorse Road (FR 37), ?

Middle Fork Nooksack (FR 38), ?

Glacier Creek (FR 39), Fall of 2013, Road is fixed and open to Heliotrope Ridge trailhead.

Thompson Creek (FR 3910)

North Cascades Highway (SR 20), closed (April 2014)

Cascade River Road (FR 15), ?

Sibley Creek, Hidden Lake (FR 1540), ?

Illabot Creek Road (FR 16), June 2014, Road cleared to at least Illabot Creek bridge hairpin turn

Mt. St. Helens
Due to a fire there is no longer a shelter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park.

Forest Road 10 2012. Closed. Mitchell Peak north access - from DNR: "While the forestland is managed by DNR, the only access road to the trailhead—10 Road—cuts across private landownership, and the new landowner has gated and closed access to the road just east of the intersection with the S-1000 Road. DNR does not have a recreation easement for recreation access across this road. DNR land managers are working on a solution.In the meantime, the only access to Mitchell Peak trail is from the North Siouxon Creek Trailhead, in the southern part of the Siouxon Block. The distance from this trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles."

Olympic Peninsula

Olympic National Park - see current road conditions.


Mount Baldy, Maynard Burn, Tyler Peak - FS 2870/120, ?

Mount Ellinor, FR 24 and 2419

07-01-11From the T-intersection near Lake Cushman to the intersection with FR 2419 that heads up to the Mount Ellinor THs, FR 24 has many, deep potholes that are difficult to avoid.  Some deep potholes on FR 2419.

Mount Jupiter Road

05-20-11  Gate not far uphill from the powerline road was open on 05-20-11 and was able to drive all the way to the TH.  Road is very rough with lots of 2-3 inch diameter sharp basalt. HOWEVER, the road is supposed to be closed, as I found out from people who had walked up to the TH.  When I went by the gate there was no sign barring access, but upon exiting I found that someone had turned the sign around so the warning against access was not visible.  Active logging is being done on the north side of Jupiter Ridge, and if you drive in when the gate is open, you risk being stuck inside behind a locked gate when the loggers leave for the day, or, maybe worse, meeting a logging truck on the road

Yakima County/ Naches Ranger District
S. Fork Tieton Road 1000
4/13/17 - Closed due to flood damage.  Closed at intersection of 1050 road, washout is at Mile Post 11, approximately 1 miles before Conrad Meadows. Date of washout to be fixed is by Nov 1 2018 according to the district ranger.

wildcat 1306 road is closed ~.5 miles below lightning lake as of fall 2013. Repair work eexpected to begin in 2020 according to a forest engineer.



McDaniel Lake/Buck Lake Road No. 1502 closed due to bridge wash-out approximately 1 mile past the junction with road 1500. This cuts off access to road 1509 and 130. The road is supposed to be fixed by Nov 1 2018.

1504 road Rattlesnake closed about 1.5 miles from 1500 road. Unknown estimared repair date. This washout cuts off access to the rattlesnake trailhead.




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Thursday May 17, 2018 17:11 PDT

WDFW NEWS RELEASE

Flooding closes some roads, campgrounds in WDFW wildlife areas in Okanogan County


Flooding has forced local officials and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to close several roads and campgrounds at three wildlife areas and numerous water access sites in Okanogan County.

The closures are intended to protect the public and prevent property damage, said Justin Haug, WDFW Okanogan Lands Operations Manager. Runoff due to snowmelt is causing significant flooding in the area, where water levels are anticipated to remain high for several more weeks. Areas will reopen when conditions improve, he said.

Closures or access restrictions are in effect as of May 17 at the following locations in the Sinlahekin, Methow, and Scotch Creek wildlife areas:

Sinlahekin:

Sinlahekin Road from Reflection Pond to Blue Lake.
Fish Lake East, West and Southwest Campground.
Sinlahekin Creek Campground.
Southeast Forde Lake Campground.
Reflection Pond Campground.
Conners Lake Campground.
Driscoll-Eyhott Island Unit (underwater).
Methow:

Bear Creek Campground No. 2 (also known as Lower Bear Creek).
Cougar Lake Campground.
Scotch Creek:

Hess Lake Road.
Similkameen-Chopaka Unit (mostly underwater)
WDFW Water Access Sites along the Okanogan, Methow and Chewuch rivers are also closed.

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Thursday May 24, 2018 15:34 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release 

First 5 Miles of Hurricane Ridge Road Under Construction; Closing to Bicycles and Pedestrians on Weekdays


PORT ANGELES, WA: After Memorial Day, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not be permitted on the first five miles of Hurricane Ridge Road from the intersection with Mount Angeles Road to the Heart O’ the Hills entrance station during weekday work hours.

Bicyclists and pedestrians who want to travel Hurricane Ridge Road are encouraged to drive to the Heart O’ the Hills campground picnic area to start their trip and avoid the work zone.

“Visitor safety during road construction is of utmost importance,” said Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.  “We had hoped to have bicycle and pedestrian access during the construction, but the risks are too great to allow it this summer.”

Heavy machinery with limited visibility, uneven and unpaved road surfaces, loose gravel, one-lane sections of road, pilot car zones, and lack of guardrails all pose risks during the upcoming construction season.  These, combined with the road’s typical mountain characteristics (steep grade, curves, and limited sight distance) have led to the decision to restrict bicyclists from using the lower five-mile section of road during the construction project.

Sunday, August 5 is the annual Ride the Hurricane cycling event organized by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The contractor’s work schedule is aimed at completing the necessary work to have the road ready in time for this event. However, after the event the contractor will need to complete additional paving. The park will reopen the road to bicycle and pedestrian traffic on weekdays as soon as possible in late August.

The five-month project to rehabilitate the first five miles of Hurricane Ridge Road from the intersection with Mount Angeles Road to the Heart O’ the Hills entrance station began in mid-April. The road work includes utility work, pavement rehabilitation, culvert installation, guardrail installation, and paving. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions during weekday work hours. Flaggers and pilot cars guide drivers through the active construction areas and temporary traffic signs and devices will be installed for weekend and evening travel as needed.

The $6.9 million road rehabilitation project is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Federal Highway Administration and Washington State contractor Columbia Pacific Construction, Inc. of Woodland.

For more information about visiting Olympic National Park, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road & Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131 for daily updates.

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* see also ONP news release of 05/24/18 above *

Thursday May 24, 2018 15:45 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Update; Lyre River Trailhead for Spruce Railroad Trail Inaccessible Thursday During Paving


Paving at Barnes Point Intersection Scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday

PORT ANGELES, WA: Over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, travelers around Lake Crescent will not encounter any road work or traffic signals. The construction crew is working to get the road ready for two-lane traffic this weekend and will remove the traffic signals to ease traffic congestion for drivers.

Road work will resume on Tuesday morning and drivers should expect a half-hour total stop time through the 12-mile project area during weekday work hours. Please watch for flaggers and expect heavy truck traffic through the construction zone.

Paving is scheduled for the area around the Lake Crescent Road/Barnes Point intersection for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the westbound lane at this intersection will be paved and travelers leaving from or headed to Lake Crescent Lodge, NatureBridge or the trailheads should plan ahead and arrive or leave prior to noon or after 3:00 pm. Otherwise, travelers should be prepared for a 30-45 minute delay to enter or exit this area sometime between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm once the paving begins at the intersection. Access to Lake Crescent Lodge, NatureBridge and the trailheads will be unavailable during this 30-45 minute delay to accommodate the paving work at this intersection and to allow the necessary curing time before vehicles can drive over the fresh pavement.

Through traffic on Highway 101 on Tuesday and Wednesday will only encounter a delay in this area for alternating single-lane traffic.

Until September 21, work is restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Currently, traveling through the work zone before 7:00 am and after 7:00 pm can help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Drivers can find updates and a map of the project area with current project information on the park website at  http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.

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Spruce Railroad Trail

On Thursday, May 31 Strider Construction will pave the west end of East Beach Road between the Lyre River Bridge and the Lyre River Trailhead for the Spruce Railroad Trail. There will be no vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle access to the trailhead until paving is complete. The work is scheduled to be completed by 3:30 pm on May 31 and the road may open to traffic earlier if possible.

The Spruce Railroad Trail is currently closed on the western end for one mile beginning at the Camp David Jr. Road Trailhead. The trail is open for use on the eastern end for 2.7 miles—from the Lyre River Trailhead past Devil’s Punchbowl and up to the Daley Rankin Tunnel. This phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2018 and includes bank stabilization, culvert installation, and trail improvements matching the one mile section completed last year from the Lyre River Trailhead to the newly restored McFee Tunnel.

The next phase of the project is anticipated to begin in fall 2018. Future project work will include paving the Lyre River Trailhead parking lot, restoring the Daley Rankin Tunnel, and finishing the remaining trail improvements. Paving the length of the trail will occur in the final phase. Completion of the Spruce Railroad Trail project is anticipated in late 2019.

The Spruce Railroad Trail improvements are part of a multi-year collaborative project to establish the entire 10 mile length of the trail as a universally accessible, multipurpose trail to be shared by hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and people traveling in wheelchairs. Clallam County and Olympic National Park are jointly funding the project and have contracted with Bruch & Bruch Construction of Port Angeles to complete the work.  Federal Highway Administration staff provide construction management and general contract oversight.

The Spruce Railroad Trail follows the historic railroad grade of the Spruce Railroad, built in 1918 and abandoned in 1951. When the project is completed  in 2019 it will become a signature piece of the 134-mile long Olympic Discovery Trail that will eventually connect Port Townsend to La Push—Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean.

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PostFri Nov 02, 2018 8:20 pm 
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Friday November 02, 2018 18:48 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release

Four-hour Delays on Lake Crescent Highway 101 Planned for November 12-14


PORT ANGELES, WA: Four-hour delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm are planned for Highway 101 at Lake Crescent beginning Monday, November 12 to remove a rock hazard. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rock removal operation, a 4-hour delay may also be needed Tuesday and Wednesday depending on the progress.

To avoid the delay, drivers should plan to be through the area prior to 9:00 am. For information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

During the delays, travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use SR 112/113 as an alternate route.  Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will remain open up to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will be open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.

Guardrail installation will continue west of the Lake Crescent Lodge area between mileposts 224-228 during the 4-hour delays. Drivers should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours.  Work is no longer restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset.

Please watch for the pilot car and flaggers controlling traffic.

Check the park website for updates at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.

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PostMon Nov 05, 2018 9:55 am 
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Just got an e-mail from a friend and the Rattlesnake Bridge on 1502 was repaired this week! after about 2 years.
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Just got an e-mail from a friend and the Rattlesnake Bridge on 1502 was repaired this week! after about 2 years.

Good news I have been wanting to hike up to buck lake lake and some of the surrounding areas now it will be easier. Thanks for the update

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Anyone been over Jacks Pass to see how the road work is going or gone up The North Fork towards Blanca TH? I went up by Frog Mtn a couple weeks back as they were suppose to be working that trail but doesn't appear they started it.
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Sounds like no one has ventured over that way
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PostWed Nov 28, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Wednesday November 28, 13:46 PST

Olympic National Park News Release

Emergency Closure on Olympic Hot Springs Road for Flood Damage Repair to River Bank near Madison Falls Parking Area


PORT ANGELES, WA: Heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday this week resulted in flooding and river bank erosion on the Elwha River near the Madison Falls parking area on Olympic Hot Springs Road. The Elwha area of Olympic National Park, including the Madison Falls parking area, is closed to all public access at the park boundary while the park road crew completes necessary work to protect the road from being undercut by further erosion. The closure is necessary for the crew to safely complete the repairs over the next two to three weeks.

The recent storm resulted in 7-8 inches of rain and increased flows which peaked at roughly 12,000 cfs. The repair is estimated to cost $60,000 for the materials, equipment, and labor.

The park is in the planning process for the future of the Olympic Hot Springs Road to address long-term, sustainable access. The first step was to complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a geotechnical investigation in order to determine the engineering feasibility of a potential road relocation. This EA was completed and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was released in late September. The geotechnical investigation and installation of monitoring instruments occurred over the last two months.

Initial monitoring results have indicated that relocating the one-mile section of road between Sander’s Creek and the Elwha Ranger Station would be feasible. Monitoring and data collection will continue into next year in order to inform potential road alignment and design. The next step to address long-term access is to analyze the potential road relocation, along with additional alternatives, in a separate EA. Civic engagement for the next EA is anticipated to begin in December 2018.

The upcoming EA will analyze various options including a no action (current management) alternative, modifying the current roadway, or relocating it outside the floodplain, one of which will be implemented in 2020-2021.

This week’s storm event also resulted in additional road closures across the park. The Upper and Lower Queets Road closed due to high winds and downed trees. The Quinault North Shore Road was closed on Monday near the 900 block due to a downed tree and power lines across the road. Upper Queets Road has now reopened to the campground and North Shore Road was cleared and opened. Lower Queets Road remains closed for additional clearing.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.

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Flood damage to river bank near Madison Falls parking area. 112818 NPS Photo
Flood damage to river bank near Madison Falls parking area. 112818 NPS Photo

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Index-Galena Rd: MP 6.5-6.9 Repairs

Permits for the Index-Galena Road Flood Damage Repair have been issued. However, the shoreline permit was appealed to the Shorelines Hearing Board and the project will not be advertised for construction in 2018. Snohomish County is awaiting a ruling from the Shorelines Hearing Board, with a decision expected by spring 2019.

For more project information, visit: https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/624/Index-Galena-Rd---MP-64-69---Index-2019
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