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August 25, 2017

Bothell finishes $23M boulevard

Photo from the city of Bothell [enlarge]
The second phase included arterial improvements, new access lanes and wide sidewalks.

A ribbon cutting yesterday celebrated the completion of a key element in Bothell's downtown revitalization. The $23 million project turned parts of Bothell Way Northeast into a multiway boulevard.

The second and final phase included arterial improvements, new access lanes and wide sidewalks. Interwest Construction, the prime contractor on that $13.4 million phase, has a few minor items left to finish, such as installing trash cans, tree lights and signage.

The multiway boulevard consists of an arterial street flanked by parallel side streets that are separated by landscaped medians. The slower-speed side lanes have parking spaces and act as a buffer for homes and businesses.

A city news release says this helps to link the historic east side of downtown with the newly developing west side. Several crosswalks connect pedestrians to both sides of town.

The city says multiways have been used in California, the East Coast and Europe.

Bothell's multiway was designed by Perteet, along with subconsultants HBB Landscape Architecture and HWA GeoSciences.

Here's the team of construction administration consultants: KBA, Parametrix, Blueline Group and Krazan.

Johansen Excavating was the prime contractor on the first phase and KLB Construction worked on stormwater elements.

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