News from Metro King County Council
by Louise Miller, District 3 Councilmember
I would like to notify you of the county's efforts to address road maintenance and construction in the unincorporated Woodinville area. I have received several inquiries from constituents recently, so I want to provide you with an update on the status of several projects.
On July 26, road crews completed repaving the NE Woodinville-Duvall Road from the Woodinville city limits to West Snoqualmie Valley Road NE. One section between Cottage Lake Park and Avondale Road NE was omitted while the University of Washington performs a water quality study on the south shoulder. The study should be completed some time next spring.
On August 7, new paved shoulders were completed on both sides of Avondale Road between NE 132nd and NE 159th, improving pedestrian access. Next year, I will work with the County Roads Division to complete a pedestrian walkway project that will finish the link with the Woodinville Library, Cottage Lake Elementary, and the main entrance to Cottage Lake Park.
My office and the County Roads Division have also received many requests for school walkway projects. School walkway projects involve adding paved shoulders, improved signage, and relocating crosswalks. The County Roads Division works with the Northshore and Lake Washington School Districts to prioritize and complete these projects. To date, 19 school walkway projects are funded for construction this year.
The cost of these road repaving, shoulder additions, and school walkway projects totals $1 million. For a complete listing of road construction and school walkway projects, please call my courthouse office at 296-1003 or my district office at 296-0397.