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84th Street (Getchell Hill Road) Proposed Roadway Modifications

Jun 20

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Posted on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Doug Buell

The City of Marysville Public Works Engineering Division held a neighborhood meeting on June 17 regarding the potential modification of a yet-to-be-determined section of 84th Street NE (Getchell Hill Road) east of Cedarcrest Golf Course. Ingraham Boulevard/88th Street NE was planned and built to become a primary east/west arterial between SR-9 and I-5 with the intension of 84th Street between Ingraham Blvd. and 67th Avenue being downgraded from an arterial to a local access street. However, traffic volumes on 84th Street remain higher than desired for a local access street classification. Steep grades, difficult winter access and a degraded roadway surface typify 84th in its current state.

The meeting featured an informative PowerPoint presentation that includes aerial maps and closure scenarios. The goals of 84th Street roadway modifications are:

  • Decrease/eliminate eastbound and westbound cut-through traffic on 84th Street NE.
  • Maintain local access to/from Getchell Hill.
  • Reduce traffic volumes on 84th Street NE.
  • Maintain full pedestrian access regardless of proposal.
  • Maintain emergency services including access for Police and Fire.

The City of Marysville would like to invite neighbors’ ideas and insights to help determine the best option for meeting these goals, for the benefit of nearby neighborhoods and local commuters.