Status

As of July 2019
Phase: Preliminary Design

Next Steps

Feasibility analysis of non-motorized crossing options to the future Shoreline South/145th Station was conducted in 2016 through 2017. In 2019, the City will advance design and environmental review of the preferred option, a crossing in the vicinity of N 148th Street, and continue to conduct stakeholder and public outreach.

Overview

Plans are underway to construct the Sound Transit 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.  

Map of Shoreline with location of potential 148th Street pedestrian bridge at the future 145th Street light rail station identified. 
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With limited existing crossings of Interstate 5 (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. This project supports 2017-2019 City Council Goal 3: Continue preparation for regional mass transit in Shoreline. Action Step 2.

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.

Aerial view of 145th Street and I-5 intersection with overlay of light rail station, intersection improvements, and 148th Street pedestrian bridge.
Project History

City staff presented progress on the Feasibility Analysis at the following City Council Meetings:

 

 

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Schedule

Preliminary design and environmental analysis is scheduled to begin in spring 2019. In addition, the City is actively seeking grants to help fund the design and construction of the bridge.

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