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Construction funding for SR 530 slide memorial approved


Last updated 12/7/2021 at 2:18pm

Brian Soergel

From 2020: A mudslide in 2014 killed 43 near Oso on SR 530.

The Snohomish County Council recently approved Snohomish County's 2022 budget, including $4.8 million in funding for the SR 530 Slide Memorial Project proposed by Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. This funding is the last portion needed to fully fund construction of the project, which is estimated to cost $5 million and be completed in 2023.

"The families have waited a very long time for the memorial," said former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson. "It has been in the planning stages since 2014. I'm thankful to the County Council for funding the project."

On March 22, 2014, the earth moved...

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