Sidewalk improvements along N 200th St

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Photos courtesy City of Shoreline

Shoreline Public Works recently completed sidewalk improvements along N 200th St between Ashworth Ave N and Meridian Ave N. 

Repairs and improvements were necessary due to damage to the existing sidewalks by tree roots.

In order to prevent future damage to the sidewalk, 11 trees were removed and replaced with tree varieties less likely to cause root damage to sidewalks and roads.

The transit center and Aurora Village are on N 200th as well as Echo Lake Park, the Compass Veterans' Center and medical offices.

The main goals for this project were to increase safety and accessibility in our community and provide easy access to public transportation.

Funding for this project came from Transportation Benefit District funds (vehicle license fees and voter approved sales and use taxes) and general funds.

For more information about this and other sidewalk projects in Shoreline, visit


Boni Biery November 4, 2020 at 1:03 PM  

There is a tree disease called sooty bark disease effecting trees in the maple family. There are hundreds hundreds of "culitvar" (manmade hybrid) varieties of maples in Shoreline planted along the streets. There are many more native, Big leaf and Vine maples in our publicly owned parks and green spaces. Arborists know this disease attacks the Bigleaf maples, but don't know if it will effect the others. It would be wise for everyone to watch and report problems. Meanwhile, I hope the Planning Department is reviewing all open permits to assure there is a moratorium on planting any maples until more is known.

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