Northwest NEWS

April 3, 2000

Local News

Bothell receives transportation grants

   The City of Bothell's Department of Public Improvements recently received State of Washington transportation improvement projects totaling $1.131 million. The three projects all involve the construction or enhancement of linkages to improve the safety and flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

   The 23rd Avenue SE sidewalk improvement project: construction of missing section of sidewalk on the east side of 23rd Avenue SE, between 240th Street SE and 243rd Place SE. The total grant received for this project is $120,000. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2001.

   The 88th Avenue NE sidewalk improvement project: construction of a missing section of sidewalk on the east side of 88th Avenue NE between NE 195th street (Conifer View) and NE 196th street (Tall Tree Park subdivision). The total grant received for this project is $96,000. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2001.

   The 39th Avenue SE realignment at Maltby Road (SR-524): Set up as a joint project between Snohomish County and the City of Bothell, with the County as the lead agency. This project involves the realignment of 39th Avenue SE from the south to align with York Road/35th Avenue SE. This will result in one signalized intersection at Maltby Road. The total grant amount received for this project is $915,000. The project is estimated to take about 2 to 3 years to complete, with construction beginning in 2002.

   "The Bothell community will benefit from these grant monies," commented Engineering Manager Eddie Low, "as they allow the City to begin improving the traffic flow and safety at the busy intersection of Maltby Road and 35th Avenue SE. Grant money is a key factor in the City being able to afford significant improvements in a more timely manner on our increasingly busy roadways."

   For details, call 486-8152.