GENERAL VALLEY NEWS
Due To Weather Snohomish County Cancels Mann Rd. & Howard Rd. Public Meeting
December 08, 2016
(EVERETT, WA.) -- Due to the National Weather Service’s winter storm watch, Snohomish County Public Works has canceled the Mann Road & Ben Howard Road Public Meeting that was set for Thursday December 8. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
Flooded Roads Map Snohomish County. CLICK TO ENLARGE
For more information about the project, or to be notified of the rescheduled date of the public meeting go to http://snohomishcountywa.gov/3759/.
The purpose of the planned meeting had been to present the findings of a feasibility study to address flooding on Mann Road and Ben Howard Road, south of Sultan.
The county is also requesting public comment on the project. The potential project entails raising the road elevation at two locations on Ben Howard Road and one on Mann Road at Devil’s Elbow.
Mann Road is the only access point for hundreds of homes south of the City of Sultan. During the fall and winter, flooding in the area is caused by the Skykomish River, the South Slough, and streams draining the hills to the south.
Multiple points along Mann Road, Ben Howard Road, and 311th Avenue SE are susceptible to flooding during these events. Road closures due to flooding disrupt residents from accessing their homes and impacts school bus routes, emergency services, and more.
Currently this project is in preliminary stages of design. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2020 and targeted for completion in the fall of 2020. The project cost is estimated to be $1.9 million and the county has applied for a grant to cover some of the cost.
To view a map showing which roads in Snohomish County historically close during the winter due to flooding, click on the PDF file at upper right to open.