The 68th Ave NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project is one of several included in the City of Kenmore's Walkways and Waterways program, an improvement bond measure that was approved by Kenmore voters in 2016.
This project will include:
- Construction of 1.5 miles of new sidewalk on one side of 68th Ave NE from NE 182nd St to 61st Pl NE
- New bicycle lanes in each direction
- Upgraded street lighting
- A new storm drainage system
The 68th Ave NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project is expected to start in spring 2020 and finish at the end of 2021.
The City has determined that this project is essential and so work will continue on these projects as planned. Pre-construction utility relocation work continues in the 68th Ave NE - NE 202nd St corridor and will be on-going through the months of April and May 2020. Utility relocations include Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Electric, PSE Gas, Comcast and Frontier. Periodic lane closures will be implemented as needed to safely conduct the work. Planned water and sanitary sewer relocations will be completed later, concurrently with the city’s construction contract through an interlocal agreement with Northshore Utility District.
Design for the 68th Ave NE project is now complete, however, the project is currently on hold until the City receives its final permit from the Corps of Engineers. The City has hopes that 68th Ave NE construction will begin in 2020, but given the current circumstances, the bidding phase for this project may be delayed until the fall of 2020. If this occurs, construction will not begin until March / April 2021. Permitting updates will be provided as they become available.