City of Shoreline awarded $25 million for 145th Street Corridor Project

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

As part of the $16 billion transportation package recently passed by the Washington State Legislature and signed by Governor Inslee, the City of Shoreline has been awarded $25 million for the SR 523/145th Street Corridor Project. Implementing the Corridor Project is a high priority for the City and the $25 million is a significant statement on the importance of the project for the region.

A key east-west connection for the region, SR 523/145th Street will eventually link light rail at 145th to I-5, Aurora and RapidRide service, SR522 and north lake cities, Shoreline Community College, and future transit oriented communities. It will also continue to be a vital link for freight to commercial areas throughout the region. A well-functioning corridor is vital to safe access for the movement of people and goods in the region. 

In early 2015, the City began a year-long process to prepare a corridor study for the 145th Street Corridor. The study will include development of one or more improvement concepts to address pedestrian and bicycle mobility, safety and operations, transit speed and reliability, and freight mobility on the corridor. The $25 million will go towards making those improvements and will help the City in leveraging additional money through federal, state, and local grants, much as was done with the Aurora Corridor project. Grants paid for 88% of the Aurora improvements.

As the roadway is currently owned and maintained by multiple jurisdictions, the City will be working closely with WSDOT, King County, and the City of Seattle on the design and construction of any improvements along the Corridor. The City is also working closely with King County, and the cities of Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, and Kenmore to ensure Sound Transit adds transit links in ST3 funding to connect SR 522 to 145th and Light Rail.

Learn more about the SR523/145th Street Corridor Project here



3 comments:

Anonymous,  July 29, 2015 at 6:08 AM  

25 million sounds like a LOT of money for a street!

C Juarez,  July 29, 2015 at 2:47 PM  

How is it that the City of Shoreline gets $25 million for a mulit-jurisdictional roadway? Do the City of Shoreline's interests trump the other jurisdictions (particularly Seattle)? Or will the other jurisdictions need to do their own studies? How do the interests of the people who live along the 145th/SR 523 corridor figure in all this?

Anonymous,  July 30, 2015 at 12:30 PM  

When buying souls, the Devil accepts the lowest bid.

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