Transportation projects moving ahead throughout the region

Projects added to Transportation Improvement Program

The region is following through on planned transportation investments to improve traffic and freight movement, build bike and pedestrian connections, and add new transit service.

On Thursday the Executive Board will take up an amendment to the region’s Transportation  Improvement Program adding 16 projects, including:

  • SR 520 / 148th Ave NE Interchange – Overlake Access Ramp
  • Harbour Reach Drive Extension in Mukilteo
  • Port of Everett’s South Terminal Modernization Project
  • Pierce Transit’s purchase of nine clean-fuel buses
  • Northgate Bike and Pedestrian Improvements near the future Link light rail station, including an I-5 overpass
  • Roosevelt Rapid Ride –adding bus rapid transit along Roosevelt Way, Eastlake Avenue and Fairview Avenue

Inclusion in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program is a required step for most projects built in the region.    

In addition, the board will act on approval of $24.7 million in Federal Transit Administration funds. These funds are awarded to transit agencies based on services provided to the region.

Also on the board’s agenda:

  • Full certification of the comprehensive plan for the City of Lakewood
  • Certification of Seattle and King County comprehensive plan updates
  • A briefing on the Regional Centers Framework Update
  • Discussion of the Transportation 2040 Plan Update, including modeling results for the draft plan

See the full agenda and meeting materials here.