The report is now available online and presented as an interactive story map here: 2023 Public Works Annual Report.

Working to make Snohomish County the best place to live, work and play for residents and visitors is a driving force for its public works department.  To achieve that, the department put the finishing touches on several complicated long-term projects that demonstrate its commitment to renewal, connection, and improvement. The Snohomish County 2023 Public Works Annual Report: Renew, Connect and Improve, highlights the accomplishments of the second-largest department in the county.

“Public Works has a long-standing commitment to excellence in its service to county residents,” said Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder. “Seeing projects finally coming to completion, like Index-Galena Rd after 17 years and the Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) in south county, has been exciting. They are a testament to the professionalism, perseverance, and determination of the department’s many employees.”

Public Works also responsibly and efficiently leverages tax dollars in the county road fund by seeking out grant funding for capital projects. For every road fund dollar, Public Works receives $2.80 in grants. The department takes seriously its task of being faithful stewards of public funds earned by hard-working residents, businesses, and visitors.

In addition to Index-Galena and LBCAMS, Snohomish County employees worked on numerous road and solid waste projects and activities during 2023. Public Works highlights include: Mann Rd and Ben Howard Rd Improvements.

  • Pioneer Highway Overlay
  • Yew Way/SR 524 Improvements
  • Damson Rd Sidewalk Extension
  • Chip Seal and Paving
  • Solid Waste Capital Projects and Maintenance

Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes more than 560,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the second-largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.