Tukwila, Pierce County, Seattle & Bellevue projects moving ahead

Transportation Policy Board to consider projects at June 14 meeting

More transportation projects around the region are ready to move forward. 

On Thursday, the Transportation Policy Board will take up a recommendation to add three projects to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program: 

  • Replacement of the 42nd Avenue South bridge in Tukwila
  • Intersection improvements at 92nd Avenue East & 224th Street East in Pierce County
  • A new passenger only docking float at Colman Dock

The Transportation Policy Board will also consider a request from the City of Bellevue to change the status of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail B Project from “Candidate” to “Approved” in the Regional Transportation Plan.  Approved status means that a project has met all environmental, financial and other planning requirements.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail B project will construct a separated multi-use trail along the south side of I-90 between I-405 and 132nd Ave SE. The hard surface trail will be 12 feet wide and include landscaping, lighting, stormwater improvements, and grade-separated structures at freeway interchange ramps and Factoria Boulevard.

The project will also add capacity to the eastbound Interstate 90 off-ramp to Factoria Boulevard by relocating the trail and adding an additional lane to the off-ramp. This project is the westernmost segment of the broader Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail project included in the Regional Transportation Plan, which extends east to Lakemont Boulevard in Southeast Bellevue.

Other items on the board’s agenda include a presentation on Regional Transit Access and Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility and a status report on the 2018 Project Selection Process.  The meeting will be Thursday, June 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at PSRC. View the agenda or watch the web stream of the meeting here.