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Bothell Way NE Multimodal Project
About the Project
Bothell Way NE runs through downtown Bothell and connects State Route 522 and Interstate 405 in Canyon Park, crossing both Snohomish and King Counties. This project will widen the roadway, support transit services, create protected bike lanes, and install sidewalks to create a safer and more reliable means of travel for the community.
Stay involved! We're planning an online open house to share project updates and gather your feedback in early 2023. More details will be coming soon.
|Early 2022||Project design started|
|February 17, 2022||Virtual Community Workshop #1|
|March 23, 2022||Virtual Community Workshop #2|
|2023||Online Open House|
|2026||Construction expected to start|
This section of Bothell Way NE is often heavily congested, with only two lanes for vehicle traffic, minimal shoulders and few sidewalks, bike lanes, and transit amenities. The City experiences a significant number of car crashes along his stretch of roadway and expects traffic congestion to increase 76% by 2035.
The City’s Bothell Way Widening project will increase capacity for people driving, walking, biking, and using transit between SR 522 and Canyon Park. The project is set to include the following improvements:
- Increases capacity of general-purpose lanes from two or three lanes to five lanes
- Increases travel speed, and reliability by considering intelligent transportation system improvements like traffic loops, message boards, and variable speed limit signs
- Completes gaps in bike lanes
- Completes missing sidewalks
- Improves access to bus stops and upgrades signals to give buses the green light ahead of other vehicles
- Improves sidewalks and adds protected bike lanes to make it easier to walk, bike, and use transit
- Provides safer conditions for drivers by separating vehicles from people biking and walking; and adding other amenities like street lighting and reflective lane markings and symbols
Did you miss the Virtual Community Workshops? Watch the recordings to learn more about the project.
Watch Virtual Community Workshop #1
Watch Virtual Community Workshop #2
The total projected project cost is about $63 million. The project is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program ($21.6M), United States Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program ($19M), the Washington State Move Ahead Package ($7M), and local funds.
About the RAISE Grant
The City of Bothell was awarded a $19 million Federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. This project is one of six transportation projects in Washington State to receive federal dollars as part of the RAISE grant program which invests in critical road, transit, and port projects across the country. Read more...
For accommodations, such as alternate formats or language assistance, please contact Erin Leonhart at Erin.Leonhart@bothellwa.gov.
Para adaptaciones, como formatos alternativos y asistencia con el idioma, comuníquese con Erin Leonhart en Erin.Leonhart@bothellwa.gov.
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