Celebrating Bothell’s new multiway boulevard

Project helps connect east and west sides of Bothell Way

Bothell is meeting a major milestone in the city’s downtown revitalization with the completion of a new multiway boulevard this summer.

A ribbon cutting celebration is planned for August 24 at 11 a.m.

The multiway boulevard is a new type of roadway for Bothell designed to make it easier and safer for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.  

The boulevard design uses medians to separate through traffic on Bothell Way from local access traffic lanes.

People will be able to easily cross between the historic downtown on the east side of Bothell Way and the newly developing west side.

The boulevard will take some getting used to. The city has put together a video that shows drivers how to enter and exit the access lanes, when and where to yield, and other tips.

The project is part of a huge revitalization effort in downtown Bothell that started a little over a decade ago. The city is working to enhance the historic Main Street and bring new retail, offices and housing to the downtown district.

Another downtown project – the Main Street Enhancement – is now under construction. PSRC provided $1 million in federal transportation funding for that project.