10 blocks of Meridian Avenue to be resurfaced

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Survey crews have been working on Meridian all week, from 190th to 200th.

According to Shoreline City Engineer Tricia Juhnke, the City has received a grant to overlay a portion of the road. The survey is needed to prepare the plans and specifications for the project and more specifically to design ADA improvements within the project limits. Construction of this project is scheduled for 2016.

As part of this project Meridian will receive an asphalt overlay between N 190th and N 205th St. The limits of the project were determined largely by the condition of the existing pavement and the criteria established within the grant. This is part of Shoreline's Annual Surface Preservation Program that focuses on preservation of our roadway assets.

In 2011, 8.1 miles of the Echo Lake Neighborhood were resurfaced with Bituminous Surface Treatments or chip seal, the first neighborhood in Shoreline to receive this treatment. Meridian and 185th were not part of that project. 

Juhnke says that this work effort doesn’t conflict with any future improvements anticipated on Meridian Ave N. The improvements identified in the Transportation Master Plan and as a growth project as part of Traffic Impact Fees, identify converting the existing roadway to a 3-lane section with bike lane with some additional improvements at some intersections.

This final configuration largely “fits” within the existing curb-to-curb width.

We are early in the design process, but this surface preservation project may be able to support this long term project by simply re-striping the roadway after the overlay is complete. This will be further evaluated as we move into the design. This project will also upgrade all the curb ramps at the intersections to be ADA compliant.


Dan April 26, 2015 at 7:13 AM  

This is all well and good, but for the love of God, don't start tearing up Meridian until the Aurora nightmare comes to an end. There are very few north-south arterials in this area, and Meridian is the principal alternative to Aurora.

Anonymous,  April 26, 2015 at 9:17 AM  

Shari Estelle's driveway. How nice.

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