This Juanita Dr NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety 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:
- 1.5 miles of new sidewalk and landscaping on the east side of Juanita Dr from 143rd St to NE 170th St
- Buffered bicycle lanes in each direction
- Bus stop improvements
- Improved street lighting
- A new storm drainage system
- Minor traffic signal modifications
The Juanita Dr NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety 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 Juanita 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.
The Juanita Dr NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project is currently in the bidding phase. 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. Construction is expected to begin in June 2020.