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Bothell City Council approves $15 million construction contract for final phase of Crossroads project
Last night, Bothell City Council approved a contract with Guy F. Atkinson Construction for $15 million for the final phase of the Crossroads project. Located where state routes 522 and 527 and Bothell's Main Street converge, the Crossroads project will improve traffic congestion and increase safety on a critical commute and freight corridor, according to the city of Bothell. More than 44,000 vehicles pass though this intersection daily.
The first two phases of the project were completed in 2010. Once this final phase is complete, SR 522 will be decoupled from Bothell’s Main Street and a portion of SR 522 will be moved a block south of where it currently is. The Park at Bothell Landing will then be extended to meet SR 522, creating better views and access to the park from downtown. The project will also free up additional downtown properties, which will be offered for sale later this year, and allow the historic Main Street to extend west, according to the city.
The city received four bids for the project. Construction on the final phase of the project will start in late May or early June and the project is expected to be completed June 2014.
“We are pleased with the results of the bid process,” said Bothell City Manager Bob Stowe. “The winning bid was over $2 million less than originally estimated, demonstrating the advantages of moving forward with projects during a time when labor and materials are less expensive.”