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Project Info & Contact
Hotline: 425-201-4147

Staff Contact

Kent Vaughan
Senior Civil Engineer



68th Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

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Current Conditions

68th at 195th Proposed (1080)_0
Artist Rendering after Improvements

Current Status

2017-20: Design / Permitting
2021-22: Construction

Project Update 6-15-2020

Design for the 68th Avenue NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement project is now complete; however, the project is currently on hold until the City receives its final permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.The bidding phase for this project has been delayed until the fall of 2020. Construction will begin in March / April 2021 and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.

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The 68th Avenue NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project is part of The Walkways & Waterways voter-approved bond measure, and the result of the City’s “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach initiative. Kenmore residents confirmed that safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists and connecting residents with the City’s public open space and waterfront are top priorities.

Project Description

68th Avenue NE is an existing collector arterial roadway with mostly one travel lane in each direction and asphalt shoulders. The posted speed is 35 mph.

This safety project extends from NE 182nd Street to 61st Place NE and consists of the following features:

  • New continuous sidewalk on one side of the roadway
  • Bicycle lanes in each direction
  • New stormwater infrastructure
  • Street lighting upgrades
  • Landscaped amenity zone near downtown
  • Water and Sewer upgrades
  • Asphalt concrete overlay
  • Paint markings and signage


The project is fully funded with a budget of $13 Million. Secured funding sources are identified below.

Table Depicts Funding Sources and Estimated Dollar Amounts
W&W Bond Measure $  5,100,175.00
City Real Estate Excise Tax $  2,845,050.00
City Strategic Opportunities Fund $  1,333,503.00
Department of Ecology $  1,054,950.00
Northshore Utility District  $  2,688,372.00 
 TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET $13,022,050.00 


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