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2013 Quick Response Safety Program: Selected Projects

In late 2012, all cities, counties, and tribes in Washington State were invited to apply for funding for the construction phase of projects that met two goals:

  1. Reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on local roads and streets and on state highways that serve as city arterials within any local jurisdiction. This can be either at intersection or midblock spot locations, along a corridor, or in widespread locations throughout one or more parts of the jurisdiction.
  2. Get safety projects on the ground quickly. Get safety projects on the ground quickly. WSDOT and the Federal Highway Administration must be able to obligate construction funds by July 31, 2013 and projects must be advertised for construction by October 1, 2013.

The program allocates Highway Safety Improvement Program funds from Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. MAP-21 is the federal legislation for highway and transit programs. 

We received 92 grant applications, from 35 cities and 21 counties. Of the applications we received, we funded 54 projects in 25 cities and 14 counties in 2013. The projects are shown below and total $26.7 million. This has resulted in 45 actual projects. See our Find a Local Project feature for the current status of the projects. Projects range in cost from $21,000 to $2 million. Construction is in progress on some projects and most projects will be complete by fall 2014.

Contact the Traffic Services Manager for more information.
  
2013 Quick Response Safety Program: Selected Projects

Agency

County

Project Title

Project Description

Amount Awarded

Adams County 

Adams

2013 Guardrail Safety Project

Remove low tension cable guardrail on Schrag Road, Gun Club Road, and Gray Road and replace with guardrail that meets current standards.

$1,000,000

Anacortes

Skagit

22nd Street and R Avenue Roundabout

Construct a roundabout.

$500,000

Auburn

King

Citywide Guardrail Improvements

Install guardrail along Green River Road SE, R Street SE/Kersey Way SE, and Mountain View Drive SW.

$502,275

Bellevue

King

NE 8th Street/Crossroads Park Mid-Block Crossing

Improve a crosswalk with a pedestrian refuge island, signs, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons.

$311,213

Black Diamond

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King

Black Diamond Street Signs Replacement

Upgrade traffic signs.

$20,923

Bothell

Snohomish/ King

228th Street SW at 15th Avenue SE

Note: Project was awarded but will not be delivered.

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, improve traffic signal phasing, install an audible pedestrian signal, and upgrade intersection signing and pavement markings.

$100,000

Bothell

Snohomish/ King

Main Street from 101st Avenue NE to 104th Avenue NE

Note: Project was awarded but will not be delivered.

Improve crosswalks with elevated pavement and upgraded signs, beacons, and curb ramps.

$250,000

Bothell

Snohomish/ King

SR 527 MP 2.90 to 3.68

Note: Project was awarded but will not be delivered.

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, upgrade signs and pavement markings, and improve crosswalks with upgraded pedestrian signals and curb ramps.

$500,000

Chelan County

Chelan

Entiat River Road Guardrail Infill

Install guardrail.

$479,794

Clark County

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Clark

Guardrail Safety Improvements (Pacific Hwy, Hayes & Cedar Creek Roads)

Replace existing guardrail and install new guardrail.

$988,000

Cowlitz County

Cowlitz

Willow Grove Road Guardrail

Note: Project was awarded but will not be delivered.

Install guardrail and guardrail terminals. Install flexible guide posts on the guardrail.

$480,000

Ellensburg

Kittitas

City of Ellensburg Traffic Signal Enhancement Project

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, upgrade pedestrian signals and curb ramps, upgrade traffic signal controllers and timing, and upgrade signs.

$527,000

Everett

Snohomish

Everett Citywide Guardrail Improvement Program

Upgrade existing guardrail, guardrail anchors, and bridge transition sections, install a raised island, and upgrade pavement markings and signs.

$470,000

Everett

Snohomish

Evergreen Way and Pecks Drive-Intersection Safety

Improve traffic signal phasing, visibility of traffic signal heads, intersection lighting, and pedestrian accessibility, including ADA.

$411,000

Federal Way

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King

Citywide Flashing Yellow Arrow Conversions

Improve traffic signal phasing and improve the visibility of traffic signal heads.

$241,200

Federal Way

King

Citywide Retroreflective Backplates

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads.

$122,000

Franklin County

Franklin

Road Safety Program Phases 1 and 3

Flatten a slope and install guardrail. Upgrade signing and delineation through a curve. Install over-sized Stop signs with flashing beacons, advanced warning signs, and transverse rumble strips.

$360,800

Grant County

Grant

Grant County Road Safety Project

Upgrade existing and add new horizontal alignment signing and guideposts, install an overhead flashing beacon, and install durable rumble lines with new Stop Ahead signs.

$343,467

Grays Harbor County

Grays Harbor

2013 County Road Guardrail Project

Install guardrail.

$440,000

Kelso

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Cowlitz

West Main Street Realignment

Realign West Main Street and implement access control. Construct sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Add through lanes and turn lanes, widen lanes, and close a road. Construct new traffic signals and revise traffic signal timing.

$1,140,000

Kennewick

Benton

Columbia Center Blvd. Safety Project-Phase 1

Install a traffic signal at the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd./Rio Grande and make channelization and storage lane modifications between Canal Drive and Quinault Avenue. Install rectangular rapid flashing beacons.

$730,000

Kenmore/ Lake Forest Park/ Seattle/ WSDOT

King

SR 522 NE 145th St. to 83rd Place NE Adaptive Signal Control - MP 4.22-8.15

Improve traffic signal timing.

$330,000

Kent

King

Panther Lake Signal System Integration

Note: Project was awarded but will not be delivered.

Upgrade traffic signal controllers, improve communication to the controllers, and improve traffic signal phasing.

$341,958

Kitsap County

Kitsap

SR 303 SB Ramps and Ridgetop Blvd. NW Signal Project

Add a right turn lane, install a traffic signal with pedestrian signals, and provide signal coordination.

$410,000

Klickitat County

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Klickitat

BZ Glenwood Safety Improvements

Remove or relocate fixed objects from the clear zone, flatten slopes, and install guardrail and recessed pavement markers.

$475,640

Lakewood

Pierce

Citywide Safety Upgrade Project

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads and change signal phasing.

$661,000

Lakewood

Pierce

Custer Rd. & John Dower Rd. Intersection Safety Improvement

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, change signal phasing, upgrade signs, increase pavement friction, and improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks.

$415,000

Lincoln County

Lincoln

Lincoln County Widespread Guardrail Installation Project

Install guardrail on various roadways.

$799,924

Moses Lake/ WSDOT

Grant

SR 171 Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Upgrade crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons and improved lighting and signing. Upgrade ramps and sidewalks to meet ADA requirements.

$638,244

Mountlake Terrace

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Snohomish

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads and install rectangular rapid flashing beacons at crosswalks.

$191,730

Pasco

Franklin

Court St. ADA Ramp Upgrade and Pedestrian Countdown Signal Heads

Install pedestrian countdown signals and upgrade curb ramps to meet ADA requirements.

$628,000

Pasco

Franklin

Pasco Safe Routes to School 1

Install rectangular rapid flashing beacons at crosswalks. Upgrade school zone sign and beacon equipment.

$124,000

Pasco

Franklin

Road 68 Corridor Safety Improvements

Improve traffic signal phasing and timing and implement access management.

$500,000

Pierce County

Pierce

Orville Road East (MP 11.97 to MP 12.08)

Install guardrail.

$74,000

Poulsbo

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Kitsap

SR 305 Intersection Safety Lighting

Install intersection lighting.

$400,000

Seattle

King

Citywide Stop and Yield Controlled Intersection Enhancement

Upgrade traffic signs.

$1,000,000

Shoreline

King

Aurora Ave. N. - N. 145th Street to N. 192nd Street Safety Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, upgrade pedestrian signal poles, curb ramps, and sidewalks to meet ADA standards, and upgrade signs.

$352,491

Skagit County

Skagit

Pioneer Highway/Fir Island Intersection

Construct a roundabout.

$2,000,000

Spokane

Spokane

Ash and Maple Streets Couplet, Pedestrian Countdown Timer Modifications

Install pedestrian countdown signals.

$178,000

Spokane

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Spokane

Flint Rd. and Sunset Highway (US Hwy 2) Traffic Signal

Install a traffic signal and widen the roadway to add deceleration lanes, left turn lanes, and sidewalks at the curb radii. Includes ADA compliant curb ramps, pedestrian signals, pedestrian refuge islands, and illumination.

$1,271,000

Spokane County

Spokane

Hangman Valley Road #1717, Mile Post 2.76 to 3.31 Segment Safety Improvement

Upgrade existing or install new signs. Install guardrail. Install delineators on and in advance of guardrail.

$260,973

Spokane County

Spokane

Madison Road Segment Safety Improvements Project from Mile Post 4.08 to 4.59

Upgrade existing or install new signs. Install guardrail. Install delineators on and in advance of guardrail.

$173,174

Spokane County

Spokane

Magnesium Road from Mile Post 0.30 to 0.66 (Regal Street) Segment Safety Improvements

Upgrade existing or install new signs. Install guardrail. Install delineators on and in advance of guardrail.

$138,215

Spokane County

Spokane

Wellesley Avenue Safety Project-Murray Road to Starr Road

Widen the roadway to install a two-way left turn lane and left turn lanes. Upgrade or install new signing and pavement markings.

$313,851

Spokane Valley

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Spokane

Citywide Traffic Sign Upgrade Project

Upgrade signs.

$200,000

Tacoma

Pierce

Citywide Safety Improvements

Upgrade signs and pavement markings at traffic signals.

$794,750

Tacoma

Pierce

Mildred Street Improvements

Rehabilitate the roadway and implement a road diet, install a marked crosswalk with pedestrian-activated flashing beacons and median pedestrian refuge islands.

$942,792

Tacoma

Pierce

S. 25th Street Corridor Signal Improvements

Install a traffic signal and add pedestrian curb bulbs at the intersection of S. 25th St./J St. Upgrade and interconnect adjacent traffic signals. Reconstruct intersection corners/pedestrian ramps along S. 25th St.

$251,097

Thurston County

Thurston

Martin Way-Meridian-Duterrow Intersection

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads and improve traffic signal phasing.

$65,000

Thurston County

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Thurston

South Bay Rd NE Intersection Project

Narrow the lanes and provide lighting and guardrail.

$75,000

Thurston County

Thurston

Systemic Curve Safety

Based on a systematic analysis for county roads, upgrade signs and guardrail, install new signs and guardrail, and install pavement markings, delineators, rumble strips, and street lighting as needed. At the intersection of South Bay Rd. NE/26th Ave. NE, the lanes will also be narrowed.

$2,000,000

Vancouver

Clark

Fourth Plain Blvd. - Crosswalk Upgrade to Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

Upgrade marked crosswalks to pedestrian hybrid beacons.

$360,000

Vancouver

Clark

SE 136th Ave. and SE 7th St. Traffic Signal

Install a traffic signal.

$250,000

Walla Walla

Walla Walla

13th Avenue and Rose Street Signalization

Install a traffic signal and a two-way left turn lane.

$200,828