WSDOT and Sound Transit built HOV on and off-ramps in the I-405 median at NE 128th Street in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland. We also built a bridge at NE 128th Street which provides a new east-west route over the freeway in Kirkland.
Improves safety by eliminating weaving and merging by traffic trying to get into and out of the HOV lanes. This will reduce the potential for collisions.
The new ramp carries buses, carpools and vanpools over traffic and directly in and out of HOV lanes. This provides faster, safer and more reliable service for transit buses and other HOVs by eliminating the need to weave through freeway traffic.
| Protects Environment
Crews built water quality treatment ponds to help filter construction runoff and runoff from the freeway when construction is complete.
Partnerships & Cooperation
This project is a partnership of WSDOT, Sound Transit and the city of Kirkland.
This project is funded through the following fund sources:
- Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel funding) - $1,545,000
- Existing Funds - $6,000,000
- Other Agency Funds - $69,980,718
The majority of these funds are provided by Sound Transit. The city of Kirkland is also contributed funds.
- Total funding from all sources - $77,525,718
WSDOT Project Engineer
Sound Transit Community Outreach
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