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November 23, 2015

Bothell gets $7M grant for phase 2 of the ‘multiway boulevard' project

Image courtesy of the city of Bothell [enlarge]

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board awarded Bothell a $6.75 million grant for the second phase of its “multiway boulevard.”

The boulevard is modeled after European streets. There will be two lanes in each direction and alternating left turn lanes; tree-lined medians between vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists; wide sidewalks; raingardens; and 82 more spaces of on-street parking.

The city said in a press release that the grant and proceeds from the sale of downtown property mean the city can proceed with the next phase.

The Bothell City Council will take up the issue on Tuesday and construction could start next spring, with completion 15 months later.

The $14 million project involves upgrades to Bothell Way from state Route 522 to Northeast 188th Street, and is part of the larger downtown redevelopment.

Landscaped medians, a side access lane with parking, and sidewalks along part of the west side of Bothell Way were done in the first phase. The engineer was Perteet, Inc. and the contractor was Johansen Excavating, Inc.

The next phase will complete the boulevard and help join new development on the west side of Bothell Way with the city's historic core.

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