Construction has begun. See media release for details of planned construction and traffic impacts.
What to know about planned traffic impacts
See the project's traffic alerts to learn which roads you may want to avoid during the daytime.
Westbound closure & detours
The project proposes to overlay (pave) Beardslee Blvd. between Sunrise Dr. and NE 185th Street, and partially reconstruct the pavement section from NE 185th St to 110th Ave NE with hot mix asphalt (HMA).
This project will involve:
grinding down existing pavement
adjusting existing utilities
completing water main improvements
rebuilding cement concrete curbs and gutters,
replacing a traffic loop
providing pavement markings and
The work is expected to take about 60 days, but the schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.
A pavement overlay is preventive maintenance that significantly lengthens the life of our roads. When temperatures fluctuate, pavement expands and contracts creating cracks. When water seeps into the cracks, it degrades the asphalt and pavement, compromising structural integrity.
Unfortunately, a pavement analysis found that the pavement between NE 185th Street and NE 110th Avenue has deteriorated to a point where reconstruction of the roadway is required. Therefore, full depth pavement reconstruction consisting of 10” of asphalt pavement over 6” of crushed rock will take place in the travel lanes from NE 185th Street to 110th Avenue NE. The parking and bike lanes in this segment will have an asphalt overlay.
How is this project being funded?
In November 2016, Bothell voters passed the City’s Safe Streets and Sidewalks levy. The levy provides $1.65 million annually toward the Pavement Preservation Program. The goal of the additional funding is to improve the overall condition of arterial streets.
This program is aimed at repairing the pavement surface via crack seals, patches, and overlays before the roadways have deteriorated to a point where full roadway reconstruction is required, a significantly more expensive alternative.
Beardslee Boulevard was identified as a candidate for rehabilitation under the 2018 Annual Overlay Program.