SR 522 Stage 3

News & project updates


September 22, 2016


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.

Description


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. 
Community Benefits

Key elements:


  • Access management
  • Adding BAT lanes in each direction
  • Center medians
  • Curb and gutters
  • Drainage improvements
  • Interconnection of signals
  • Landscaping
  • Retaining walls
  • Sidewalk (north side only)
  • Street illumination
  • Utility undergrounding

Status


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.
 

Design schedule


  • 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

Community benefits


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.