The City of Stanwood, in partnership with the Washington Department of Transportation, Snohomish County, and Island County, is studying how to improve traffic flow on SR 532 from Camano Island to I-5 to maintain adequate traffic operations for expected growth.
The SR 532 Bypass Feasibility Study will consider possible routes to reduce traffic volumes on SR 532 between 102nd Avenue and I-5. The bypass route(s) are intended to reduce the need for roadway widening through Stanwood and preserve the City’s historic downtown character. Using the 2020 Streetlight origin and destination analysis, 2-3 potential Downtown Bypass alignments will be prepared. Along with the bypass routes, the analysis will evaluate potential “bookend” roundabouts near Ovenell Park and 98th Avenue.
Once the alignment options are identified, the City will host a virtual public open house followed by a community survey to obtain comments on the bypass alignments and SR 532 roadway configurations. Public outreach efforts are anticipated to begin in May. Watch the City’s website for more information.
To learn more about the planned SR 532 Traffic Analysis & Bypass Road Feasibility Study, please refer to the March 25, 2021 - Stanwood City Council Packet. https://stanwoodwa.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03252021-303