The SR 542/SR 547 Kendall intersection has a history of collisions and has been identified by WSDOT as an area that would benefit from safety improvements. As traffic in this area continues to grow, the conflicts and merge issues that have made access difficult will only increase.
Several alternatives were considered to improve the intersection, including a traffic signal, a non-signalized intersection and roundabout options. After collecting public input, the alternatives were evaluated and a roundabout was selected.
The project is scheduled for construction in summer 2015.