Through this project, crews installed a traffic signal, crosswalk, and transit pull-out at NE 153rd Street, constructed sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety, and replaced two-way left-turn lanes with raised medians and designated turn pockets to enhance driver safety.
Tri-State Construction crews began construction on this project in fall 2006 and completed the project in October 2007, a month ahead of schedule.
Designated left-turn pockets, medians, and raised curbing improve driver safety by separating fast-moving two-way traffic. Sidewalks enhance safety by removing pedestrians from the shoulder of the roadway, and the new signal and crosswalk at NE 153rd Street provide a safe pedestrian crossing across this busy highway.
Transit pull-outs remove stopped buses from traffic and reduce travel time by approximately four minutes along the corridor.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT partnered with the city of Lake Forest Park, King County and the Transportation Improvement Board to secure funding and build this project.
This project was funded through the following sources:Existing Funds - $1.5 million
Other Agency Funds - $1 million
- $6 million
These funds are provided by the city of Lake Forest Park, King County and the Transportation Improvement Board.
Total funding from all sources - $8.5 million
WSDOT Project Engineer
12277 134th Court NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 814-7104
PO Box 330310
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 440-4700
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