WSDOT worked with the city of Kenmore to improve safety, transit reliability and traffic flow on SR 522 between 65th Ave. NE and 83rd Pl. NE in Kenmore. Improvements include adding new traffic signals and sidewalks, constructing an underpass on the Burke-Gilman Trail, widening SR 522 for business access and transit lanes, replacing the Swamp Creek Bridge, and more.
Crews replaced the two-way center turn lane with a landscaped center median with left turn and U-turn pockets. These changes are expected to lower the risk of collisions.
Updates to the Burke Gilman Trail, including a pedestrian underpass, have improved bicycle and pedestrian safety. The project also includes improved sidewalks, pedestrian countdown signals, audible signals, and ramps.
Business access and transit lanes mean buses and other vehicles pulling into and out of driveways do not interrupt traffic flow in the through lanes.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT partnered with the city of Kenmore, King County and the Northshore Utility District to complete these improvements on SR 522.
Funding for the improvements comes from a variety of sources including the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, King County, WSDOT, Sound Transit, the state gas tax and the City of Kenmore.
Central Segment – 65th Avenue NE to 73rd Avenue NE and Burke-Gilman Trail Underpass at 73rd Ave NE
- City of Kenmore - $5,880,465
- Transportation Improvement Board -$4,797,000
- Federal Grants - $10,849,900
- WSDOT - $1,579,480
- King County - $1,468,250
- Northshore Utility District - $81,714
- State Gas Tax Allocation - $4,663,620
- Total - $30,342,185
East Segment – 73rd Avenue NE to 83rd Place NE
- City of Kenmore - $2,496,183
- Transportation Improvement Board - $3,450,000
- WSDOT - $2,483,608
- King County - $400,000
- Federal Grants - $700,312
- Sound Transit - $8,192,300
- State Gas Tax Allocation - $8,336,380
- Total - $26,058,783
City of Kenmore, City Engineer
6700 NE 181st St
PO Box 82607
Kenmore, WA 98028
SR 522 Improvement Project
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