The project is nearly 90% designed, but still needs funding. If it passes in November, the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure would allocate funding for this project. Depending on whether the ballot passes, construction could begin as early as 2019.
There was a Public Hearing regarding an appeal of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) threshold determination for this project on August 18, 2016. Read the notice.
This project is a continuation of the SR 522 Stage 1 and Stage 2 improvements. It will provide road improvements and business access and transit (BAT) lanes from the end of Stage 1 and 2 improvements to 83rd Place NE (the new western City limits). Currently, the project is only funded for Design.
Adding BAT lanes in each direction
Curb and gutters
Interconnection of signals
Sidewalk (north side only)
The City has surveyed the project and collected preliminary information. The City's consultant is developing the design and acquiring the necessary permits.
The design is about 70% complete at this point.
Preliminary Design: March 2015
Public Meeting - April 2015
Public Meeting - December 10, 2015
Public Hearing - July 19, 2016
Public Hearing (SEPA appeal) - August 18, 2016
90% Design - Fall 2016
Transit speed and reliability would be improved with the installation of BAT lanes where none currently exist. This would support the vision of downtown Bothell as a transit-friendly urban core. Installation of a sidewalk on the north side of the highway would allow the neighborhoods to access intersections along SR 522 and cross the regional trail system. This would promote pedestrian and bicycle usage.