A safer route into Shell Valley officially opens

Cutting the ribbon for the completed Shell Valley Access Road project are City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams, Project Manager Ed Sibrel, Mayor Dave Earling and Snohomish County Deputy Executive Gary Haakenson.
Haakenson and Earling in front of the access road and an emergency vehicle.

City of Edmonds officials cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon for the Shell Valley Emergency Access road, aimed at giving those living in the Shell Valley neighborhood a safer way to get home during during icy and snowy weather.

The road, with an entrance just east of Yost Park on Main Street, will also provide a key pedestrian and bicycle link between the Shell Valley neighborhood and the Five Corners area.

The primary route into the neighborhood, Pioneer Way, is a very steep and winding road, which can become hazardous during icy weather. Mayor Dave Earling noted that a fully-loaded fire truck has already successfully tested the route, which will provide easier access for emergency vehicles as well.


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