The heart of Bothell, northeast of Seattle, is two intersecting highways which carry 44,000 vehicles each day. It has a charming downtown and a lovely nearby riverside park. But the grid simply didn’t work for anyone – not drivers, not residents, and certainly not the city. The City of Bothell partnered with WSDOT, Perteet and Greenroads to take it down to the studs and start over.
The SR 522 Bothell Crossroads Project realigns SR 522 through the historic center of Bothell to the south of the previous alignment, extending from Hall Road at the western end of the project area to 102nd Avenue NE on the eastern end. The project includes intersection upgrades and small block-length extensions at SR 527 (Bothell Way NE), 180th Street, and 98th Avenue. This project reduces regional and local congestion, improves safety, improves downtown circulation and enhances livability and walkability of the area. Additionally, the project will stimulate economic redevelopment along the SR 522 corridor.
This project reduces regional and local congestion, improves safety, improves downtown circulation and enhances livability and walkability of the area. Additionally, the project will stimulate economic redevelopment along the SR 522 corridor. The 8th Silver Certified Greenroads Project boasts: *147% increase in sidewalk surface area *40‐year pavement to improve lifecycle cost *Recycled asphalt pavement: 20% (overall recycled content: 14.2%) *Regionally supplied materials: 99.5% (by cost: 63%) *On‐site water treatment: 93.5% *Water treatment included managing and treating runoff and run‐on from outside the project *Lighting fixtures and traffic signals which use energy efficient light‐emitting diodes (LED) *Multimodal focus on pedestrians and buses with tree‐lined medians This project story continues in the press release. Check it out here: