June 1, 1998
Woodinville to work on W-D, 156th
by Woodinville Weekly staff
WOODINVILLE--Woodinville sent a one million dollar package of road projects to bid recently. The projects are expected to improve capacity on Woodinville-Duvall Road, give residents who live off of 152nd Ave. N.E. and 160th Ave. N.E. a protected turn lane into their neighborhood, and provide a safer environment for pedestrians on 156th Ave. N.E. Construction will begin in mid-July, according to Deborah Knight, public works assistant.
The projects include:
- Widening Woodinville-Duvall road at 160th Ave. N.E. to accommodate a center turning lane. The road shoulder from 160th east to 168th Ave. N.E. (Macks' Corner) will also be widened to six-feet, providing a continuous pedestrian and bike lane on both sides of the street.
- A two-way left turn pocket on Woodinville-Duvall Road will be extended east from 151st to 152nd Ave. N.E. Also, the eastbound merge approaching AM PM will be moved beyond 156th Ave. N.E. Also, "Hidden Driveway" signs would be installed to alert motorists, Knight said.
- A six-foot wide pedestrian walkway will be built on the west side of 156th Ave. N.E. from Woodinville-Duvall Road north to the county line. Knight said property owners have been notified of the work and what impacts it might have on their landscaping and mailboxes.
"We're going to be as sensitive as possible to everyone's needs," Knight said. She said the city estimated project costs at $325,000 for 160th, and $300,000 apiece for 152nd and 156th. The city batched the projects together to save money on construction management, Knight said, and added that this was the Public Works departments' road program for the year. Bids will be opened June 4 with the council awarding a contract June 8.