Northwest NEWS

June 4, 2001

Features

New safety features on Juanita-Woodinville Way

King County has launched the first of several pedestrian safety improvements in the Juanita-Woodinville area with a lighted, flashing crosswalk to enhance pedestrian safety along Juanita-Woodinville Way NE.
   The improvement features a flashing crosswalk with lights embedded in the road that can be activated by pedestrians when they wish to cross.
   "This project ... was undertaken by King County in response to the outpouring of concern from local residents following the tragic deaths of two student pedestrians on Juanita-Woodinville Way in the past two years," said King County Executive Ron Sims.
   Other pedestrian improvements are planned for Juanita-Woodinville Way in the vicinity of NE 136th St. and the Safeway store (install a pedestrian-activated crosswalk with in-pavement lighting and additional pedestrian enhancements); NE 140th St. and Juanita-Woodinville Way (install pedestrian-activated crosswalk lighting and additional pedestrian enhancements and relocate bus stop); Juanita-Woodinville Way at NE 145th St. (pedestrian and signal improvements, lighting and the addition of a southbound right-turn lane); 108th Ave. NE between NE 140th St. and Juanita-Woodinville Way (complete sidewalks on the west side of the roadway); NE 140th St. from 108th Ave. NE west to existing trail (construct sidewalks on the north side of the roadway); and NE 132nd St. and 100th Ave. NE (add a westbound right-turn lane to improve traffic flow).
   For more information, check http://www.metrokc.gov/exec.