NE 181st Street Sidewalk Improvements (65th Avenue NE – 67th Avenue NE)

Staff Contact


Kent Vaughan
Senior Civil Engineer
(425) 398-8900

 

 

NE 181st Street Sidewalk Improvements (65th Avenue NE - 67th Avenue NE)

 

Current Status:

 

Design / Permitting:  Complete
Construction:  April – July 2019

*In advance of construction, PSE will be relocating a gas vault and lowering 3 gas services in NE 181st Street right-of-way between 65th Ave NE and 67th Ave NE that conflict with the proposed sidewalk improvements.  PSE’s work will begin work in March 2019 and should be completed in 2 – 2.5 weeks.  Minor interruptions in gas service will occur (1-2 hours) while the new gas services are switched over.  Any questions regarding PSE’s work should be directed to PSE’s project manager Dave Jenness at 206-396-3708.

 

Background:

Consistent with the City’s Sidewalk Program, the City applied for grants in 2016 to secure funding to build sidewalk improvements along the north side of NE 181st Street from 65th Avenue NE to 67th Avenue NE in the heart of downtown.  In 2017, the City was awarded a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Sidewalk Program grant to fund the project.  The project team is currently designing the sidewalk improvements.  An open house meeting was held in the summer of 2018 to update the public on design progress.  Construction is scheduled for spring-summer of 2019.  

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project is to provide a safe, comfortable pedestrian facility with downtown amenities along the north side of NE 181st Street between 65th Avenue NE and 67th Avenue NE.  The project includes the design and construction of curb & gutter, sidewalk, planter strips, street trees, parallel parking stalls, curb ramps, street and pedestrian lighting, asphalt widening, driveways, storm drainage, utility relocation, and retaining walls.

In March 2018, City Council selected the preferred design concept The large sycamore tree across from the King County library will be preserved with the project.

 

Funding:

The project budget is $805,205.  Project funding is provided by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) sidewalk program and the City of Kenmore.

 

TIB funds: $535,132 (67%)

City funds: $270,073 (33%)

 

 

 

Last updated: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:42am