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Planning for Sound Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit on SR 522 and 145th Street set to move to next phase

Post Date:02/28/2019 3:53 pm

In 2018, based on technical analysis and stakeholder input, Sound Transit began to develop preliminary designs for the SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project approved by voters in 2016 as part of Sound Transit 3 (ST3). On March 28, after extensive discussions with residents, city staff, and elected leaders from Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, and Seattle, Sound Transit will present the preliminary refined project to the Sound Transit Board of Directors and seek approval to begin conceptual engineering and environmental review.

Sound Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit service, or Stride, is coming to Shoreline and will make travel between the new 145th street light rail station and Bothell fast and reliable. Riders will be able to connect to and transfer between the SR 522/NE 145th BRT, I-405 BRT, Link light rail, and other transit services provided by Sound Transit, Community Transit, and King County Metro. Both BRT and light rail service are projected to start in 2024.

In addition to station stops, 145th Street will see improvements to bike and pedestrian connections—such as sidewalks—as well as some traffic safety improvements, like dedicated left turn lanes. Sound Transit and Shoreline, along with other important partners, such as Seattle and the Washington State Department of Transportation, are looking at how the BRT system connects through the key intersection at 145th NE and NE 5th Ave, where there are also on-ramps to I-5. Needed improvements will advance an important part of the City’s vision for this vital east/west corridor.

Shoreline will continue to support development of these improvements throughout the process, making sure they align with our community’s vision. We’ll also be providing information and feedback along the way. We’ll make sure that the community is involved, too. You can keep track of the latest information at shorelinewa.gov/projects.

More Information:

Transportation Services Manager Nytasha Walters
nwalters@shorelinewa.gov, (206) 801-2481

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