While most may feel they haven't left the city limits, Woodinville stays to the east side of 132nd Avenue NE, the road between Dairy Queen and Woodin Elementary.
Bothell's project plans to construct an 8-foot-wide bicycle/pedestrian path on the east side of the road, separated from the traffic by a 3-foot-wide planting strip.
Because of the number of residences along the road, two sheds, and several hundred feet of fencing within the road right-of-way (ROW), residents expressed their concerns to engineers at last week's open house. Several were concerned about noise, access, and loss of privacy. Others sought solutions to some slope and shed support problems and city staff are looking into alternatives.
The project is budgeted at $300,000, with $225,000 for construction.
Woodinville will be constructing a combination of a 5-foot bicycle lane and 6-foot pedestrian lanes.
Unlike the Bothell project, the bike lanes will be adjacent to traffic in both directions, and the cement sidewalk, primarily on the Woodinville High side of NE 195th Street, will be separated from the road by a planting strip of varying widths.
"A lot of time and effort went into utilizing what we have there and keeping costs down," said Jerry Benner, a consultant with Perteet Engineering.
Woodinville's costs for construction run $320,000, and between the two cities, an interlocal agreement will share some of the costs past the Woodin Elementary intersection on 130th Place NE.