The City of Bothell is improving Bothell Way NE between 240th Street SE and Reder Way. This project includes widening the roadway and building safety, transit, and environmental improvements—closing the 1.3-mile gap in multimodal connections between SR 522 and Canyon Park.
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