A map shows the planned changes at the intersection of Simonds Road and 84th Avenue NE. City of Kenmore/Submitted art

Transportation improvements coming to Simonds Road

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 11:25am
  • News

Developed as part of the city’s Neighborhood Transportation Plan Program (NTPP), a new project will be completed before the end of March to reconfigure the existing intersection of 84th Avenue NE and Simonds Road to improve safety.

Much of the existing pavement will be striped as a shoulder and be blocked by concrete planters, enhanced with reflectors for visibility. The southbound right turn lane on Simonds Road will be eliminated.

This is a low-cost project with large benefits, including:

  • Increased visibility for drivers turning onto Simonds Road;
  • Shortened pedestrian lane crossing distance; and
  • Calming traffic.

The concrete planters will be filled with decorative stone as a temporary condition and can be planted in the future. The city does not currently have the resources to maintain plantings. Contact Kenmore Traffic Engineer Brett Schock at bschock@kenmorewa.gov or 425-398-8900 if you’re interested in volunteering to enhance the aesthetics at this intersection.

The NTPP facilitated collaboration between citizens and city staff to develop projects with multimodal benefits across Kenmore. For more information on the projects from the NTPP program, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/ntppfinal or contact Schock.

The City of Kenmore places a high priority on road user safety. The Kenmore City Council passed a Target Zero resolution in 2014, and a Complete Streets ordinance in 2016, focusing on multimodal transportation safety.

The city has used an approach of engineering, education, and enforcement to support these goals and policies. The following projects are recent and upcoming engineering improvements that address the Target Zero goals.

The city has completed various improvements to Simonds Road/NE 170th Street for all modes of transportation over the past year, including:

  • Asphalt overlay between Juanita Drive and NE 162nd Court;
  • Sidewalk ramp improvements for accessibility;
  • New crosswalk with rectangular rapid-flashing beacons at 84th Avenue NE; and
  • Bicycle lanes with uphill buffer between Juanita Drive and NE 157th Street.

This is taken from a City of Kenmore news release.

More in News

Expect lane shifts, delays on Bothell Way NE

Drivers should prepare for delays during peak hours through the end of… Continue reading

Snohomish County releases annual public works report

Follow the fictional Stick family as they see how public works’ services and accomplishments impact residents’ daily lives.

Suspected drunk driver crash in Bothell sends two to hospital

The man suspected of causing the Saturday afternoon collision was not injured.

Sound Transit, King County Metro seek feedback on reserved solo-driver permit parking at transit facilities

To more effectively manage demand at the region’s park-and-rides and transit centers,… Continue reading

Snohomish County Public Works garners Project of the Year award

The Snohomish County Public Works Right-of-Way group garnered the 2017 Project of… Continue reading

One-block closure of Main Street extended to late February, early March

The contractor for the Main Street Enhancement project is continuing to work… Continue reading

Human feces found in locker of UW Bothell building | Bothell blotter Jan. 30-Feb. 4

The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of… Continue reading

Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings
Washington may soon teach sexual abuse prevention in schools

The State Legislature is considering training aimed at improving child safety.

17-year-old arrested for Bothell marijuana store burglary, more

The Kent resident is suspected in robbery of Bothell marijuana store, theft of Renton handgun.

Northshore School District announces election returns

This week, Bothell and Kenmore residents voted on two Northshore School District… Continue reading