Multiway Boulevard

News & project updates

February 23, 2017

Limited turns at several intersections 

Beginning Feb. 23, drivers and pedestrians may need to change their travel routes while the contractor works along the east side of Bothell Way NE. The contractor has closed NE 185th St east of Bothell Way NE to work at that intersection. Business access is still available from westbound NE 185th St on the east side of the closure.
NE 183rd St and NE 186th St are open.
Turning movements are limited at these Bothell Way NE intersections
  • NE 185th St

    - intersection closed east of Bothell Way NE (business access only)
  • NE 186th St

    - right turn only
  • NE 183rd St

    - right turn only, no cross traffic over Bothell Way NE
Left turns are allowed at
  • NE 190th St / Bothell Way NE
  • Reder Way / Bothell Way NE
  • Eastbound NE 185th St / Bothell Way NE
  • Main St / Bothell Way NE
  • SR 522 / Bothell Way NE
Learn more about these temporary changes.

How to get around

These maps show drivers and pedestrians how to navigate through the construction, get to downtown businesses, and use detours. 

What is a multiway boulevard?

A boulevard is a street design that uses medians to separate through traffic lanes from local access traffic lanes. The boulevard design balances competing needs for:
  • Roadway capacity
  • Local access
  • Street parking
  • Urban density
  • Pedestrian comfort
When both sides of the street are designed this way, it is a multiway boulevard.
Multiway Boulevard

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Multiway Boulevard project was completed in 2014. The project transformed the west side of Bothell Way NE between SR 522 and Reder Way.

Phase 2

Phase 2 construction on the east side and remaining west side has started. When the project is complete in summer 2017, pedestrians will be able to cross back and forth easily between historic downtown on the east side of Bothell Way and the newly developing west side.  

New southbound traffic lanes should be finished by late October 2016. In November, northbound traffic will shift to a temporary alignment next to the southbound lanes while the contractor works on the remaining improvements on the east side of Bothell Way NE.

Benefits shared by all

Motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders will share the benefits of multimodal transportation options in downtown Bothell.
  1. Design elements
  2. Construction schedule



  • 14-feet wide sidewalks from SR 522 to Reder Way
  • Bike racks, street furniture, litter and recycle bins
  • Four full size arterial traffic lanes with center turn lanes
  • Four signalized intersections
  • Intelligent Transportation System interconnects all traffic signals on NE Bothell Way
  • Landscaping
  • LED streetlights
  • Local access lane SR 522 to Reder Way
    • 15 mph speed limit
    • Includes parking, bicycle lanes
    • No left turn from access lane to side street
    • Separated from the arterial lanes by a median
  • No driveway access between SR 522 and Reder Way
  • No left turns at NE 183rd Street
  • Onsite sustainable drainage features: rain gardens, permeable street pavers
  • Signals monitored by Bothell Traffic Management Center
  • Three driveways between Reder Way and NE 188th Street