The City of Shoreline is doing construction to improve safety and traffic flow on State Route 99 between North 145th Street and North 205th Street in Shoreline. This project is part of the City's plan to redesign and upgrade three miles of Aurora Avenue North to improve safety for the 38,000 to 45,000 vehicles and the large number of pedestrians that use this highway through Shoreline each day.
This project will be built in several phases. Phase one (North 145th Street through North 165th Street) was completed in June 2007. Construction of phase two (N. 165th Street to N. 185th Street) was completed in January 2011. Phase three (N. 185th Street to 192nd Street) is under construction right now.
Phsae four (192nd Street to 205th Street) is being designed.
Why is WSDOT
partnering with Shoreline to improve State Route 99 in Shoreline?
Aurora in Shoreline is one of the most hazardous stretches of urban arterial highway within the state. In a five-year period 42 pedestrian and vehicle incidents occurred on Aurora within Shoreline. The percentage of these that were fatal or disabling were twice the statewide average for similar roadways. Safety is a priority for us so we are supporting the City of Shoreline to make upgrades that will improve traffic flow and safety for the diverse group of commuters that use Aurora Avenue.
The End Result
Three miles of Aurora Avenue North will be redesigned and upgraded. When the work is complete drivers and pedestrians will have the following improvements on SR 99 between North 145th and North 205th Streets:
- Additional lanes for business access and transit
- New sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting
- Additional signals and left and U-turn pockets
- Powerlines will be put underground.
- Planted medians and watergardens will be built.
- Driver Safety - Crews will replace the two-way center turn lanes with a landscaped center median with focused left turn and U-turn pockets. These modifications lower the risk of collisions.
- Pedestrian Safety - Sidewalks, pedestrian countdown signals, wheelchair detectors, audible signals, and ramps will make the area safer for pedestrians.
- Congestion Relief - Business access and transit lanes mean buses and other vehicles pulling in and out of driveways do not interrupt traffic flow in the through lanes.
What is the project timeline?
- Summer 2005 - Construction began on phase one.
- Spring 2007 - Phase one completed.
- 2010 - Construction began on phase two.
- 2012 - Phase two was completed.
- 2011 - Phase three begun
- 2012 - Phase three completed.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
North 145th Street - North 165th Street Phase
- City Roads Capital Funding - $3,061,347
- Transportation Improvement Board - $5,505,000
- Federal - $ 11,045,716
- King County - $500,000
- Other Funding Sources - $13,220
North 165th to North 185th Street phase
- City Roads Capital Funding - $10,490,354
- Transit Mobility Grant - $2.5 million
- Federal - $13,760,061
- King County - $2,401,742
How can I get more information?
City of Shoreline
17544 Midvale Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133-4921
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