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Project Info & Contact
Hotline: 425-201-4147

Staff Contact

Kent Vaughan
Senior Civil Engineer


Juanita Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

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Juanita Dr Proposed (1080)_0
Artist's Rendering after Improvements

Current Status

2017-19: Design / Permitting / Right-of-Way
2020-21: Construction

Project Update 6-15-2020

Construction is scheduled to begin on July 6, 2020. For the latest utility or construction information, or to sign up for email updates, please visit


The Juanita Drive 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

Juanita Drive NE is an existing minor arterial roadway with mostly one travel lane in each direction and asphalt shoulders. The posted speed is 35 mph. Up to 250 bicycles and 15,000 vehicles use this corridor daily. Over the past 3 years there have been 57 reported accidents within the project limits, of which 5 involved a pedestrian or cyclist including 1 pedestrian fatality. The roadway contains several geometric deficiencies including lack of continuous sidewalks and bicycle lanes.

This safety project extends from NE 143rd Street to NE 170th Street and consists of the following features:

  • New sidewalk and landscaped amenity zone on the east side of the roadway
  • Buffered bicycle lanes in each direction
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Road widening to provide additional left turn storage at select locations
  • Retaining walls
  • New stormwater infrastructure
  • Improved street lighting and
  • Traffic signal modifications
  • Water and Sewer upgrades
  • Asphalt concrete overlay
  • Paint markings and signage


The project is fully funded with a budget of $16.84 Million. Secured funding sources are identified below.

Table Depicts Funding Sources and Estimated Dollar Amounts
W&W Bond Measure $  5,000,000.00
WSDOT Ped/Bike Safety Grant $  2,525,100.00
Department of Ecology $  1,457,250.00
Sound Transit System Access Funds $  1,500,000.00
 WA State Department of Commerce $     194,000.00
 Northshore Utility District $  1,176,005.00 
City Real Estate Excise Tax $  1,200,000.00
City Traffic Impact Fees $  3,791,547.00

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