East King subarea

East King subarea

Fourteen applications were submitted by nine jurisdictions seeking $20.6 million for projects in the East King subarea. Click on the project titles to review summary information about each project. The overall and factor-specific ratings are based on the application materials linked and separate follow-up discussions that occurred with every applicant.

= Projects preliminarily rated “recommended” or “highly recommended” by Sound Transit staff

1. 73rd Avenue NE Bike Lanes (Kenmore)

1. 73rd Avenue NE Bike Lanes (Kenmore)

Project Overview:

This project would provide approximately 7,000 feet of dedicated buffered bike lanes on both sides of 73rd Avenue NE from NE 181st Street to NE 205th Street. 73rd Avenue NE is a minor arterial connecting the northern part of Kenmore to the city’s downtown and commercial areas, parks, the Burke-Gilman Trail, the Kenmore Park & Ride, and two schools. Shoulders along this corridor are either narrow or have existing on-street parking, forcing bicyclists to share the road with vehicles, creating potential conflicts and increasing the risk of collisions for all road users. This project would add bike lanes that would be separated from vehicle traffic by up to a 2-foot-wide painted buffer. The centerline of 73rd Avenue NE will be shifted to allow for sufficient space for a five-foot bike lane. Additional paving will be required to widen the roadway in locations north of NE 192nd Street.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Kenmore

Sponsoring Agency: City of Kenmore

Facility: Kenmore Park & Ride

Amount Requested: $747,165

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Low

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

2. Juanita Drive NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements (Kenmore)

2. Juanita Drive NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements (Kenmore)

Project Overview:

This project provides 1.5 miles of continuous Americans with Disabilities Act accessible sidewalk with a landscaped buffer, buffered bike lanes along Juanita Drive NE between NE 143rd Street and NE 170th Street, with additional turning lanes at intersections, pedestrian crossing treatments, enhanced in-line bus stops, and improved street lighting. To improve safety, the project improves sight distance in problem s-curve areas, restricts high risk turning movements, equips pedestrian crossings with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, and adds corridor street lighting.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Kenmore

Sponsoring Agency: City of Kenmore

Facility: 68th Ave NE Station (SR 522/NE 145th BRT)

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

3. Downtown Bothell Nonmotorized Access Improvements (Bothell)

3. Downtown Bothell Nonmotorized Access Improvements (Bothell)

Project Overview:

The project enhances three downtown Bothell corridors to include sidewalk widening, lighting and amenities, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access improvements, which will resolve narrow underlit sidewalks and ADA issues. The improvements provide safer access to the transit station from local businesses, nearby senior and low-income housing, and the Sammamish Regional Trail.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Bothell

Sponsoring Agency: City of Bothell

Facility: SR 522/145th BRT stations in Bothell

Amount Requested: $1,743,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

4. I-405 & NE 85th Street - NE Quadrant Pedestrian/Bicycle Connection (Kirkland)

4. I-405 & NE 85th Street – NE Quadrant Pedestrian/Bicycle Connection (Kirkland)

Project Overview:

This project completes an 850-foot pedestrian/bike gap with a multi-use path that serves the northeast quadrant of the I-405 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) NE 85th Station. This path creates a safe route for Sound Transit riders to access the bus station when going to and from the rapidly densifying North Rose Hill neighborhood. The project fills a missing link through and around a congested parking lot with a safe pedestrian/bike path.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Kirkland

Sponsoring Agency: City of Kirkland

Facility: NE 85th Station (I-405 BRT)

Amount Requested: $688,500

Year of Project Completion: 2023

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Low

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Low

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

5. I-405 & NE 85th Street - SE Quadrant Pedestrian Access Improvements (Kirkland)

5. I-405 & NE 85th Street – SE Quadrant Pedestrian Access Improvements (Kirkland)

Project Overview:

This project fills 800 feet of sidewalk gaps along 116th Avenue NE along with an enhanced pedestrian crossing to access the potential multimodal pathway that Washington State Department of Transportation has explored as a project element for the I-405 BRT NE 85th Station. This project would provide a pedestrian connection from the Houghton Park & Ride and Lake Washington High School to the I-405 BRT NE 85th Station, while also better serving transit riders on 116th Avenue NE who wish to transfer to use the pedestrian connection to the BRT station, or access the I-405 pedestrian overpass at NE 80th Street.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Kirkland

Sponsoring Agency: City of Kirkland

Facility: NE 85th Station (I-405 BRT)

Amount Requested: $734,400

Year of Project Completion: 2023

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Low

 
 
Equity:

Low

 
 
Connectivity:

Low

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Low

 
Delivery
Plan:

Low

6. 156th Avenue Cycle Track (Redmond)

6. 156th Avenue Cycle Track (Redmond)

Project Overview:

This project on 156th Avenue will complete a two-way cycle track between 28th Street and 40th Street in Redmond, expanding upon improvements that Microsoft will build between 31st Street and 36th Street. The extension will provide the first north/south bicycle facility east of State Route 520 in Overlake Regional Growth Center’s employment cluster and improve connectivity to three Sound Transit-served facilities. This project will implement a top tier facility with dedicated space that separates nonmotorized and motorized modes. It will attract people to walk and bicycle from dense employment on 156th Avenue to Sound Transit light rail and express bus services where there is limited parking available.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Redmond

Sponsoring Agency: City of Redmond

Facility: Redmond Technology Station, Overlake Village Station

Amount Requested: $1,165,242

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

7. 110th Avenue NE & NE 6th Street Exceptional Intersection Improvements (Bellevue)

7. 110th Avenue NE & NE 6th Street Exceptional Intersection Improvements (Bellevue)

Project Overview:

This project will construct “Exceptional” intersection improvements designed to safely and efficiently accommodate a large number of pedestrians, bicycles, and people using mobility devices across the 110th Avenue NE & NE 6th Street intersection near the Bellevue Transit Center. The Transit Center already serves over 1,100 daily transit trips and the Sound Transit East Link Final EIS projected there will be over 5,000 riders that get on and off the light rail trains on the day of opening in 2023. This project was preliminarily rated as Not Recommended because the City Council had previously committed to make these improvements with cost savings associated with the City’s contribution to the East Link project.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Bellevue

Sponsoring Agency: City of Bellevue

Facility: Bellevue Downtown Station

Amount Requested: $1,200,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

8. Eastrail: NE 8th Street Crossing (King County Parks)

8. Eastrail: NE 8th Street Crossing (King County Parks)

Project Overview:

The project constructs a grade-separated crossing over a high-volume arterial to provide direct access to the East Link Extension Wilburton Station and the Eastrail, the regional nonmotorized trail. For a user standing directly south of the Wilburton Station, crossing NE 8th Street currently requires approximately 900 feet of out-of-direction travel and includes a crosswalk that traverses eight lanes of traffic. The project is in design, and the requested funds will be applied to the construction phase of the project.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Bellevue

Sponsoring Agency: King County Parks

Facility: Wilburton Station

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

9. Mercer Island Station Gateway Plaza Design (Mercer Island)

9. Mercer Island Station Gateway Plaza Design (Mercer Island)

Project Overview:

This project will design a multimodal public plaza space and connection between the East Link Extension Mercer Island Station and the proposed mixed-use commuter parking and performing arts center at the corner of SE 27th Street and 80th Avenue SE. Once constructed, the project will reduce visual and circulation barriers, provide universal access and wayfinding to the station, increase safety and comfort of transit users, and improve access to nearby recreational opportunities.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Mercer Island

Sponsoring Agency: City of Mercer Island

Facility: Mercer Island Station, Mercer Island Park & Ride

Amount Requested: $271,500

Year of Project Completion: N/A – design phase

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Low

Safety &
Human
Health:

Low

 
Funding
Plan:

Low

 
Delivery
Plan:

Low

10. 80th Avenue SE Sidewalk Improvements (Mercer Island)

10. 80th Avenue SE Sidewalk Improvements (Mercer Island)

Project Overview:

The project reconstructs curb, sidewalk, curb ramps, and driveways, upgrades street lighting, replaces street trees, and improves pavement markings and signing on 80th Avenue SE. The project improves accessibility by removing obstacles at curb ramps, driveways, and along the sidewalk path due to root heave and other obstructions that impede clear passage. Street light upgrades improve nighttime visibility and create a safe space for nighttime use of the sidewalk. New signing and marking provide visual emphasis at street crossings and clear direction for users to the station.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Mercer Island

Sponsoring Agency: City of Mercer Island

Facility: Mercer Island Station, Mercer Island Park & Ride

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

11. Eastgate Nonmotorized Access to Transit Improvements (Bellevue)

11. Eastgate Nonmotorized Access to Transit Improvements (Bellevue)

Project Overview:

This project will construct 0.64 miles of separated, at-grade multi-purpose pathway along the south side of Interstate 90 and the north side of SE 36th Street between 132nd Avenue SE and 142nd Place SE. 142nd Place SE provides direct access to the Eastgate Freeway Station in the I-90 median and to the Eastgate Park & Ride on the north side of I-90. Current nonmotorized connections from the south and west are extremely limited and SE 36th Street is a busy, higher speed, motor vehicle-focused roadway. The improvements will include trailhead treatments and wayfinding at key locations, lighting, natural storm drainage, and access to the local street network and local and regional transit services.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Bellevue

Sponsoring Agency: City of Bellevue

Facility: Eastgate Park & Ride, Eastgate Freeway Station

Amount Requested: $2,050,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

12. Eastrail: May Creek & NE 44th Street Connection (King County Parks)

12. Eastrail: May Creek & NE 44th Street Connection (King County Parks)

Project Overview:

The project constructs a high quality nonmotorized connection between the planned Sound Transit Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station at NE 44th Street in Renton and the nearby Eastrail. When complete, the Eastrail will provide a safe shared-use path connection to the south end of Renton’s downtown, including the Southport mixed-use development, high density residential neighborhoods, and Boeing.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Renton

Sponsoring Agency: King County Parks

Facility: NE 44th Station (I-405 BRT)

Amount Requested: $1,200,000

Year of Project Completion: N/A – design phase

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Low

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

13. S 7th Street Corridor Improvements (Renton)

13. S 7th Street Corridor Improvements (Renton)

Project Overview:

This project installs a multi-use trail on the north side of S 7th Street, between Shattuck Avenue S and Burnett Avenue S, and improvements at multiple intersections along the corridor to improve crossing safety. People walking and biking experience high traffic stress on this high-volume corridor. The trail improves connectivity and creates safer access into and out of the South Renton Transit Center. Proposed bicycle improvements may include bicycle signal heads, push-button activation, green bike lanes through conflict/crossing zones, bike boxes, and other pavement markings.

ST Subarea: East King

City: Renton

Sponsoring Agency: City of Renton

Facility: South Renton Transit Center

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Year of Project Completion: 2023

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

14. Secure Bike Parking Expansion & Related Improvements (King County Metro)

14. Secure Bike Parking Expansion & Related Improvements (King County Metro)

Project Overview:

This project will improve mobility options for first/last mile connections at up to eight transit stations in King County for a wide range of transit riders. The project will expand the supply of secure electronic bike parking, short-term bike parking, and on-site wayfinding, and improve bike and pedestrian on-site circulation. It will also add bike and pedestrian counters to help evaluate modes of arrival at transit. The project will address insufficient supply of secure electronic bike parking, reduce on-site user conflicts, improve wayfinding, and help manage demand for car parking. Locations targeted for improvement include: Burien Transit Center; Renton Transit Center or Landing area; Evergreen Point Station; and five SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station areas: Brickyard Transit Center/NE 195th St, NE 145th St/SR 522, SR 522/SR 104, SR 522/Bothell Way, and Kenmore Transit Center.

ST Subarea: East King (also in North King and South King)

City: Renton, Bellevue, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond

Sponsoring Agency: King County Metro

Facility: Renton TC or Landing area; Brickyard TC/NE 195th St & SR 222 ST Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Station, Evergreen Point Station, SR522 & Bothell Way ST BRT Station, SR 522 & Kenmore TC

Amount Requested: $400,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High