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Information for Shoreline

Status Update: September 2019

Minor modifications are planned for the intersection of 15th Ave NW and NW Richmond Beach road to better accommodate driveway turns. Please see the diagram linked here for the concept plan and context.

Status: Construction Complete

For more information on the City's Complete Streets ordinance and Bicycle Network, please visit our Bicycle Plan webpage.


Before – Richmond Beach Road between 3rd Ave NW & 8th Ave NW


After – Richmond Beach Road between 3rd Ave NW & 8th Ave NW

Next Steps

We are monitoring the corridor and working on the before and after study.  The after data will be gathered this fall, winter and spring.  A report will be published in fall 2019 showing the preliminary results. The report will be tracking:
  • Collisions
  • Traffic Speeds
  • Traffic Volumes
  • Traffic Diversion (cut through traffic on nearby residential streets)
  • Travel Times
  • Emergency Response Times
  • Bus Travel Times

Project updates will be posted here and sent out to the project’s contact list.  Email us  if you want to be added to the contact list.

Overview and History

In 2016 City Council approved the rechannelization as part of the 2017-2022 CIP. The project changed the striping on Richmond Beach Road between 24th Ave NW and Dayton Ave N.  The road originally had 2 lanes in each direction. It now has 1 lane in each direction, a center turn lane, and bike lanes.

The project was done to address safety issues. Richmond Beach Road has a history of collisions, including two high collision locations from the City’s 2016 Annual Traffic Report:

  • 3rd Ave NW and NW Richmond Beach Road intersection
  • NW Richmond Beach Road between 3rd Ave NW and 8th Ave NW

High collision locations have higher rates of injury collisions than other roads or intersections in Shoreline.

There was an open house at the beginning of design to share information, receive feedback on different options, and address peoples’ questions and concerns about the project.  You can view the meeting materials below:

There was an open house during the late stages of design to give people a chance to comment before the project was finalized. You can view the meeting materials below:

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