This is a stimulus-funded pedestrian improvement project. The City of Lynnwood and WSDOT improved safety for pedestrians and bicyclists at the I-5/196th Street SW interchange by building a separated pedestrian walkway.
Before the project was completed, pedestrians and bicyclists had to use a narrow sidewalk on 196th Street SW to travel between east and west Lynnwood. To access the Interurban Trail and Alderwood Boulevard, they had to cross 196th Street SW and wind their way through heavily-traveled local streets.
The new elevated walkway and pedestrian bridge span the southbound I-5 off-ramp. Separating pedestrians and bicyclists from vehicle traffic on the ramp helps improve safety for all.
Widening the sidewalk on the north side of 196th Street SW and replacing sidewalk on the south side with traffic barrier provides safer access to the Interurban Trail and Alderwood Boulevard.
Partnerships & Cooperation
The City of Lynnwood awarded the contract to Tri-State Construction in May 2009. Construction began in August 2009 and the new walkway opened to traffic in September 2010.
This $5.65 million project is funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
This project received funding from a portion of stimulus funding specifically set aside for non-motorized highway improvement projects.
WSDOT Project Engineer
Phone: (425) 489-5403
Meghan Soptich Pembroke
Phone: (206) 440-4704
City of Lynnwood Public Works Director
Phone: (425) 670-5204
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