Lynnwood receives $250,000 state grant to build new street

Mayor Don Gough and State Senator Maralyn Chase announced a state grant of $250,000 to the city of Lynnwood to help build a new extension of 204th St. SW., between Highway 99 and 68th Ave. W. in 2014.

The Thursday announcement described the new road extension as the “missing link” that will serve many students at Edmonds Community College, and residents doing business at both Edmonds School District Administration, and the South County District Court. The new street extension will safely connect neighborhood pedestrians and bicycles to transit stops on Highway 99.

The grant is from the state legislature’s recently passed Capitol Budget. The grant originated as a request by Gough to Chase during the legislative session. The grant category is: Jobs & Economic Development, and besides neighborhood pedestrian mobility, it will enhance workforce access to important job sites in Lynnwood.

Chase provided key support that resulted in this critical infrastructure funding grant. Chase said, “I’m very pleased to be able to partner with Lynnwood and the community. Building community means building infrastructure such as streets, trails, bus systems, and other ways people get around. Mayor Gough made an effective request on behalf of Lynnwood which made my job easier.”

Gough said, “This grant is critical to getting this project constructed. I thank Senator Chase for listening and taking action. Lynnwood’s efforts to lead in creating regionally beneficial projects for our residents and businesses, is very important.”

The grant will be awarded by the Washington State Department of Commerce to the city of Lynnwood. It helps complete the last funding piece of the $3.9 million project.

Other partners in the project with the city of Lynnwood ($1.36M) are:

(1) Washington State Transportation Improvement Board ($1.14M); (2) Puget Sound Regional Council ($914K); (3) Snohomish County Housing and Urban Development ($225K); (4) Edmonds Community College ($5K); & (5) Edmonds School District ($5K).


  1. We don’t need a NEW street. How about you take that money and repave 36 ave w, from 164th to 188th. It will shake the bolts off your car for sure.

  2. I don’t know about the need for this missing link, but totally agree with Charles D. about repaving 36th Ave. W. I moved to the area 16 years ago and we were complaining about how bad it was back then. It’s gotten a lot worse and nothing has been done.

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