Status

As of October 2019
Phase:  Design

Design Underway!

The City has kicked off the design phase for the 148th Street Non-Motorized Bridge, a bicycle/pedestrian bridge that will have direct connection to the future Shoreline South/145th Station (light rail). Funding for bridge design has been secured and the City has contracted with a consultant to begin design development. The project will include ramps and touchdown areas, connecting to the light rail station on the east side of Interstate 5 (I-5) and developing pedestrian / bicycle connections to 1st Avenue NE on the west side. 

Next Steps

The team will concentrate on developing preliminary design and will reach out to the public in 2020 for feedback.

The City has been successful in receiving close to $10 million this year in federal, regional, and county funding. With a total project cost currently estimated at $17 million (costs will be further refined during the design process), the City continues to actively seek funding to complete construction.

Schedule

Design is expected to be completed in 2021. The right-of-way phase should conclude in 2022, with construction beginning later that year and project completion in 2023.

Overview

Sound Transit has started construction of the Lynnwood Link Extension (LLE) through Shoreline with two light rail stations, Shoreline South/145th Station and Shoreline North/185th Station, opening in 2024. In preparation for the arrival of light rail transit, the City has been pro-active in finding ways to get people to these stations safely and efficiently, including strengthening non-motorized connections.

With limited existing crossings of I-5 in Shoreline and future stations located on the east side of I-5, Council directed staff to conduct a 145th Station Access Feasibility Analysis to review options for a non-motorized bridge connecting the neighborhood to the west of the freeway to the Shoreline South/145th Station. Of the options reviewed, the bridge crossing in the vicinity of N 148th Street is estimated to cost the least, provide the shortest, most direct access to the Shoreline South/145th Station, and has the ability to draw from the most potential users.  Council approved this as the preferred option on February 27, 2017.

 
 Preferred Option Location - This is not a final design

This project supports 2017-2019 City Council Goal 3: Continue preparation for regional mass transit in Shoreline. Action Step 2.

Map of Shoreline with location of potential 148th Street pedestrian bridge at the future 145th Street light rail station identified.
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