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SR 525 - SB Alderwood Mall Pkwy - Intersection Improvements

Project Phase
A small map of the intersection improvement project at the southbound SR 525 off- and on-ramps and Alderwood Mall Parkway in Lynnwood. View larger project map

A small photo of the intersection of the southbound SR 525 off- and on-ramps and Alderwood Mall Parkway. The intersection of the southbound SR 525 off- and on-ramps and Alderwood Mall Parkway.

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Status

September 2017

  • The new traffic signal is being tested and will be activated when testing is finished.
  • Drivers should be prepared for overnight lane closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
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Overview 
Contractor crews are installing a traffic signal at the intersection where the southbound State Route 525 off-ramp meets Alderwood Mall Parkway in Lynnwood. There is also an on-ramp at this location to southbound SR 525, where drivers can access southbound Interstate 5 and I-405. Both ramps are being restriped, along with Alderwood Mall Parkway through the intersection. A crosswalk is be installed on the east side of the intersection and two existing pedestrian ramps are being rebuilt to provide a smoother transition between the sidewalks and crosswalks.

Why is WSDOT improving this intersection?
An increasing number of vehicles use this intersection with currently up to 2,700 vehicles per hour during peak periods. From 2011 to 2015, there were 32 collisions at the intersection. Left alone, the crash rate is expected to remain the same or possibly increase as development grows in the area.

A traffic signal and improved striping are expected to increase line of sight, reduce collisions and improve traffic flow at the intersection. We considered installing a two-lane roundabout but decided against it because of possible backups from nearby traffic signals.

The End Result
This project will create a more efficient intersection with a reduced risk of collisions.

Project Benefits

  • Safety: Improvements to this intersection will decrease the risk of severe collisions.
  • Pedestrian mobility: Pedestrian improvements, including the installation of ADA-compliant ramps and a crosswalk, will increase safety and mobility in the area.

What is the project timeline?

  • January 2017: Project was advertised for competitive bidding.
  • February 2017: Project was awarded to Totem Electric of Tacoma Inc.
  • July 2017: Construction began.
  • Fall 2017: Construction is scheduled to be complete.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 152500S
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $1,295
CWA $0
Total $1,295

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Tom Pearce
Communications
206-440-4696
pearcet@wsdot.wa.gov

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