This project will provide an alternative access to and from the Lakewood Crossing Development and SR531. There is currently only one access to and from the development.
172nd Street NE
As a part of the Lakewood Neighborhood Master Plan, there are planned improvements for 172nd St. NE to provide a safe, comfortable corridor for people walking and biking in addition to arterial improvements. The plans call for attractive landscaped median and buffers and builds on vehicular improvements for the area.
A grid street system is planned for the Lakewood neighborhood, with interconnecting trails for a traditional urban setting. Recent developer funded arterial improvements have included the roundabout at 23rd Ave .NE and SR531, which will support access to the 23rd and 169th connector along with other improvements along SR531.
156th St. NE Interchange
This project will convert the recently completed 156th St. NE overcrossing at Interstate 5 to a full Single Point Interchange, thereby improving access to North Marysville, Lakewood and Smokey Point employment centers. The project is fully funded under the Connecting Washington Program, approved by the Washington State legislature during the summer of 2016. Preliminary work on the project is estimated to begin in 2025.