North Creek Trail Section 4

Preferred trail alignment for Section 4

Proposed alignment for North Creek Trail Section 4, aerial view (JPG)

About the Project

The North Creek Trail project proposes to construct a 10-foot wide shared use trail, with a planter strip that will act as a buffer between the trail and adjacent roadway lanes. This project is the last missing segment of North Creek Trail within the City of Bothell. It will be built on a separated path from SR 524 between the intersection of SR 524 (Filbert Road)/9th Ave. SE and the northern terminus of the newly built North Creek Trail Section 3.


TimelineWhat's Happening

June - August 2021

Utility relocation work

September 2021

Trail construction expected to start

Construction Update

Ahead of the City's trail project, four utility poles that are currently sitting within the future trail's footprint are being relocated by Snohomish PUD (SnoPUD) in order to provide a clear and unimpeded working area for the City's contractor to proceed with the trail construction work. In the final trail configuration, the new poles will be located inside the new planter strip area. 

As of the July 4 holiday, all the new poles have been set, and the next step is for Snohomish County PUD and four other private utility companies to relocate their power and communication lines.

Impacts to Pedestrians

The City is working with SnoPUD to provide temporary detours around the new utility poles to address ADA accessibility. These temporary detours will be in place until the City's contractor mobilizes to the project site to start on the trail construction work.

During the actual trail construction, pedestrians may be detoured around the work site. A public notice will be posted onsite with information about current/ongoing SNOPUD work as well as upcoming work.


This project is a federally funded project that was recently advertised for construction bids and is slated to begin construction in late summer upon receiving council approval.