Status

As of December 2017
Phase: Feasibility Analysis

Next Steps

Feasibility analysis of nonmotorized crossing options to the future Shoreline South/ 145th Street Station was conducted in 2016 through 2017. In 2018, the City will advance design and environmental review of the preferred option, 148th Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, 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 Street and Shoreline North/185th Street Stations, 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 nonmotorized 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 Street Station Access Feasibility Analysis to review options for a nonmotorized bridge connecting the neighborhood to the west of the freeway to the Shoreline South/145th Street 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 148th Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge is estimated to cost the least, provide the shortest, most direct access to the 145th Street 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 145th Street Station Access Nonmotorized Crossing Options Feasibility Analysis at the following City Council Meetings:

 

 

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Schedule

Preliminary design and environmental analysis is scheduled to begin in winter 2018. In addition, the City is actively seeking grants to help fund the design and construction of the bridge.Timeline infographic showing "Feasability Analysis completed" in Fall 2017; "Preliminary design & encironmental analysis begins"  in Winter 2018; and "2018 grant applications" in Spring 2018.

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