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2012 City Safety Program: Selected Projects

In 2011, 50 cities in Washington State received an invitation to apply for projects funded by the City Safety Program. The purpose of the program is to reduce intersection-related fatal and serious injury collisions on:

  • city streets in cities of any population
  • state highways that serve as arterials within cities with population above 25,000.

The program distributes Highway Safety Improvement Program funds from Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. MAP-21 is the federal legislation for highway and transit programs.

Of the 40 cities that applied for funds, all 40 received funds in 2012. The program funded the 75 local agency projects, shown below, totalling $50.1 million. This has resulted in more than 75 projects to date. See our Find a Local Project feature for the current status of the projects. Projects range in cost from $250,000 to $4.9 million. Construction is in progress on some projects and most projects will be complete by fall 2015.

Contact the Traffic Services Manager for more information.

Agency

County

Project Title

Project Description

Amount Awarded

Anacortes

Skagit

Citywide Safety Improvements

Install crosswalks with pedestrian beacons, curb extensions, and shared lane markings. Change from front-in to back-in diagonal parking. Improve intersection sight distance and design a roundabout to 30% design completion.

$250,000

Arlington

Snohomish

Smokey Point Blvd.-169th Pl. NE to 174th Pl. NE

Improve traffic signal phasing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, and upgrade signs.

$44,000

Auburn

King

Auburn Way South (SR 164) Corridor Safety Improvements

Improve access management, provide u-turns, upgrade transit stops and street lighting, widen to accommodate turn lanes and pedestrians and bicycles, upgrade pavement markings, install countdown pedestrian signals and audible pedestrian push buttons, and upgrade traffic signals to change the phasing and to improve the visibility of signal heads.

$2,333,108

Auburn

King

Citywide Traffic Signal Safety Improvements

Improve traffic signal phasing and timing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, and install countdown pedestrian signal displays and ADA pedestrian pushbuttons.

$400,000

Bellevue

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King

148th Avenue NE/SE Pedestrian Safety Improvements- NE 29th Pl. to SE 38th St.

Install accessible pedestrian signals and pedestrian countdown signals.

$82,900

Bellevue

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Install adaptive signal control, countdown pedestrian signal equipment, and accessible pedestrian signals.

$350,000

Bellingham

Whatcom

Alabama St./F St. Road Diet Feasibility Study & Safety Improvements

Conduct a road diet and safety study, implement a road diet, and make traffic signal timing changes.

$1,461,824

Bellingham

Whatcom

Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Install pedestrian countdown equipment and lengthen the pedestrian crossing time at traffic signals.

$350,000

Bothell

King and Snohomish

228th St. SE-Bothell Everett Hwy. (SR 527) to 19th Ave. SE

Install traffic islands, improve sight distance at driveways, improve traffic signal timing and improve the visibility of signal heads, install countdown pedestrian signals, and upgrade signs.

$447,883

Bothell

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King and Snohomish

228th St. SE at Bothell Everett Hwy. (SR 527)

Rechannelize the intersection, improve traffic signal timing and the visibility of traffic signal heads, improve sight distance, upgrade illumination and pavement markings, and install signs and audible pedestrian push buttons.

$2,680,000

Bothell

King and Snohomish

Citywide Safety Improvements

Install new crosswalks and channelization. Improve the visibility of existing crosswalks, medians, traffic signals, and intersections. Eliminate parking, upgrade signing, install a traffic circle and curb bulbs.

$350,000

Burien

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, improve traffic signal timing and phasing, and install signs, pavement markings, and illumination.

$300,000

Burlington

Skagit

Burlington Boulevard Signal Enhancements

Improve signal timing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, upgrade signs, and rechannelize intersections.

$1,081,300

Burlington

Skagit

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve intersection sight distance, realign an intersection, add turn lanes and make other channelization changes, install guardrail and bulb out curbs, and upgrade signs.

$250,000

Covington

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King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Rechannelize intersections, add warning beacons and pavement markings, improve sight distance, improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, install and upgrade signs, and upgrade sidewalks and ADA ramps.

$250,000

Des Moines

King

Citywide Arterial Street Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, install countdown pedestrian displays, and upgrade street name signs and pavement markings.

$250,000

East Wenatchee

Douglas

Citywide Safety Improvements

Increase visibility of stop signs, install speed limit signs with beacons in school zones, and install permanent radar speed signs.

$250,000

Edmonds

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Snohomish

Citywide Safety Improvements

Upgrade traffic signal controllers and upgrade to pedestrian countdown signals.

$300,000

Edmonds

Snohomish

SR 99 228th St. SW Corridor Improvement Project and SR 99 Illumination (Phase 3)

Extend a roadway, change intersection alignment and channelization, and add traffic signals and illumination.

$4,918,000

Everett

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Snohomish

Citywide Safety Improvements

Increase the visibility of pedestrians in crosswalks, upgrade pavement markings, install permanent radar speed signs, and install red light running police enforcement lights at intersections.

$450,000

Everett

Snohomish

Pacific Avenue-Rucker to Pine and SR 99/Everett Mall Way/Broadway - 52nd St. SE to Hewitt Ave.

Improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, improve traffic signal phasing, upgrade pavement markings, install permanent radar speed signs, and install red light running police enforcement lights at intersections.

$780,000

Everett

Snohomish

SR 99 Airport Rd. Safety Improvements

Upgrade intersection striping, install new illumination at crosswalks, improve traffic signal phasing for pedestrians, and upgrade pedestrian refuge island, curbs, and traffic signal push buttons.

$300,000

Federal Way

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Change traffic signal phasing and improve the visibility of signal heads.

$350,000

Federal Way

King

S. 320th St.-SR 99 to I-5

Change traffic signal phasing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, and install overhead signs.

$258,600

Federal Way

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King

SR 99-S. 320th St. to S. 330th St.

Change traffic signal phasing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, and install overhead signs.

$174,000

Fife

Pierce

Non-signalized Pedestrian Crossings

Analyze and improve non-signalized pedestrian crossings.

$250,000

Kenmore

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signals, improve traffic signal timing and change traffic signal phasing, rechannelize and restrict parking, install school zone flashing beacons, and install countdown pedestrian signal displays and audible pedestrian push buttons.

$250,000

Kennewick

Benton

Citywide Safety Improvements

Retime traffic signals, install countdown pedestrian signal displays and audible pedestrian push buttons, and install beacons on school zone signs.

$350,000

Kennewick

Benton

Clearwater Ave.-Leslie Rd. to US 395

Conduct a corridor study, improve traffic signal timing, and implement access management.

$2,120,000

Kennewick

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Benton

Clearwater Ave.-Leslie Rd. to US 395

Conduct a corridor study, improve traffic signal timing, and implement access management.

$2,120,000

Kent

King

Citywide Traffic Control Signal System Upgrade

Improve traffic signal timing.

$400,000

Kent

King

SR 515 (108th Ave. SE) and SE 208th St. Intersection Safety

Install an additional left-turn lane on SR 515 (108th Ave. SE) at SE 208th St.

$700,000

Kirkland

King

Citywide Safety and Traffic Flow Improvement

Improve traffic signal timing.

$300,000

Lacey

Thurston

Citywide Intersection ITS Safety Improvements Phase 1

Improve traffic signal timing.

$300,000

Lakewood

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Pierce

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve traffic signal phasing and visibility of traffic signal heads.

$300,000

Lakewood

Pierce

Steilacoom Boulevard Safety Improvements-Western State Hospital to Lakeview Avenue

Improve the visibility and operation of traffic signals, install audible pedestrian push buttons and countdown pedestrian signal displays, improve pavement friction, upgrade pavement markings, add additional street lighting, and infill curb, gutter, and sidewalk.

$2,405,000

Longview

Cowlitz

15th Ave. Corridor Safety Project-Delaware St. to Washington Way

Upgrade to countdown pedestrian signal displays and audible pedestrian push buttons, rechannelize, and install curb bulbs and pedestrian islands with ADA accessible ramps.

$950,000

Longview

Cowlitz

Citywide Safety Improvements

Install countdown pedestrian signal displays and audible pedestrian push buttons, upgrade crosswalk markings, and install curb bulbs with ADA accessible ramps.

$300,000

Lynnwood

Snohomish

Citywide Safety Improvements

Change traffic signal phasing, improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, and install permanent radar speed signs.

$300,000

Lynnwood

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Snohomish

SR 99 and SR 524 Safety Improvements

Upgrade pavement markings and upgrade and install signs.

$931,000

Lynnwood

Snohomish

SR 99 176th St. SW Channelization/Road Diet-52nd Ave. W. to 44th Ave. W.

Implement a road diet and install turn lanes.

$95,000

Lynnwood/Edmonds

Snohomish

SR 99 and SR 524 Real Time Adaptive Signal Control

Improve traffic signal timing.

$472,500

Marysville

Snohomish

Citywide Intersection Safety Improvements

Improve traffic signal timing and the visibility of traffic signal heads, upgrade to countdown pedestrian displays, upgrade signs, and add illumination.

$250,000

Marysville

Snohomish

State Ave.-1st St. to 88th St. NE

Improve traffic signal timing and phasing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, add illumination and a right turn lane, and install signs.

$1,395,000

Marysville

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Snohomish

State Ave.-116th St. NE and 128th St. NE

Improve traffic signal timing and phasing, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, add illumination, and upgrade signs.

$99,000

Millwood/ Spokane Valley

Spokane

Argonne Rd. from E. Empire Ave. to E. Knox Ave.

Upgrade traffic signal controllers and cabinets and install coundtown pedestrian signals and bicycle route signs.

$180,640

Mount Vernon

Skagit

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signals, improve signal timing, and install pedestrian countdown signals.

$250,000

Mount Vernon

Skagit

College Way (SR 538) Laventure Ave. Intersection Safety Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signals, improve signal timing, install pedestrian countdown signals, upgrade crosswalks and ADA ramps, and install new signs.

$83,000

Olympia

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Thurston

Citywide Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Construct new crosswalks with pavement markings, signs and rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and a pedestrian crossing island.

$300,000

Puyallup

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Pierce

7th Ave. SW Safety Improvements-7th St. SW to S. Meridian

Install a traffic signal, illumination, and traffic calming.

$500,000

Puyallup

Pierce

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks, improve traffic signal phasing, improve the visibility of intersections, increase intersection sight distance, rechannelize and restrict turn movements, and install permanent radar speed signs.

$400,000

Puyallup

Pierce

SR 161/S Meridian Safety Improvements-15th Ave. SW/SE to 5th Ave. NW/NE

Improve traffic signal timing.

$430,000

Renton

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Install countdown pedestrian signals and a pedestrian hybrid beacon.

$300,000

Renton

King

SW 43rd St./SE Carr Rd./SE 176th St./SE Petrovitsky Rd. Corridor Safety

Improve signal timing along the corridor and widen the SE Carr Rd./Benson Dr. S (SR 515) intersection.

$3,241,000

Richland

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Benton

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve traffic signal timing, install countdown pedestrian signals, and increase the visibility of a crosswalk.

$300,000

Richland

Benton

George Washington Way and Columbia Point Intersection Safety Improvement

Add left turn lanes.

$445,000

SeaTac

King

Intersection Safety Improvements

Note: Project was awarded but will not be delivered.

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads and install audible pedestrian push buttons and countdown pedestrian signal displays.

$350,000

Seattle

King

Central Business District Safety

Improve visibility of traffic signal heads, convert pedestrian signals to countdown style, and install curb bulbs with ADA accessible ramps.

$636,576

Seattle

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Improve the visibility of traffic signal heads and crosswalks and install countdown pedestrian signal displays.

$500,000

Seattle

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King

NE 50th St. Corridor Safety Improvements

Install a traffic signal, improve the visibility of traffic signal heads, install countdown pedestrian signal displays, and upgrade signs.

$572,832

Shoreline

King

Aurora Ave. N. (SR 99) - N. 192nd St. to N. 205th St.

Add access management.

$2,178,589

Shoreline

King

Citywide Safety Improvements

Retime traffic signals for pedestrians and install audible pedestrian push buttons and countdown pedestrian signal displays.

$350,000

Spokane

Spokane

Downtown Spokane Pedestrian Countdown Timer Signalized Intersection Modifications

Install pedestrian countdown signals.

$500,000

Spokane

Spokane

Hamilton St./Nevada St. Pedestrian Countdown Timers-Sharp to Wellesley

Install pedestrian countdown signals.

$82,000

Spokane

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Spokane

Citywide Heat Applied Thermoplastic Pedestrian Crosswalk Markings

Upgrade crosswalk markings.

$590,000

Spokane Valley

Spokane

Argonne Rd. and Mullan Rd. Corridor Safety- Indiana to Broadway Ave.

Upgrade traffic signal controllers and cabinets and install countdown pedestrian signals and bicycle route signs.

$111,750

Spokane Valley

Spokane

Citywide Safety Improvements

Increase the visibility of crosswalks, improve traffic signal timing for pedestrians, install new signs, and upgrade existing signs.

$400,000

Spokane Valley

Spokane

Pines Rd. (SR 27) and Grace Ave. Intersection Safety

Widen the roadway and improve sight distance.

$671,050

Tacoma

Pierce

Citywide Safety Improvements

Upgrade signs and pavement markings at traffic signals.

$500,000

Tacoma

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Pierce

S. 72nd St./Hosmer at I-5 ramp-Intersection Safety

Add a right turn lane.

$340,000

Vancouver

Clark

Flashing Yellow Arrow Upgrades

Change traffic signal phasing.

$450,000

Vancouver

Clark

Mill Plain Blvd.-104th to NE Chkalov Dr.

Change the channelization, implement access management, upgrade illumination, install countdown pedestrian signals, improve sight distance, resurface the roadway, and upgrade pavement markings.

$2,180,000

Wenatchee

Chelan

Citywide Safety Improvements

Upgrade pavement markings and signing and change traffic signal phasing.

$300,000

Wenatchee

Chelan

SR 285 and SR 285 Couplet Safety Improvements- Miller St. to Ferry St.

Upgrade pavement markings, improve traffic signal timing, install countdown pedestrian signal displays, increase the visibility of pedestrians in crosswalks, and make other safety improvements.

$970,000

Walla Walla

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Walla Walla

Alder St. Traffic Signal Replacement

Replace traffic signals at E. Alder St./S. 1st Ave. and E. Alder St./S. Colville St.

$300,000

Yakima

Yakima

Citywide Safety Improvements

Increase visibility of traffic signals and install ADA ramps.

$400,000

Yakima

Yakima

Lincoln Ave. Corridor Safety-N. 32nd Ave. to N. 5th Ave.

Improve intersection sight distance, increase the visibility of traffic signal displays, upgrade signs, add sidewalk and ADA ramps, and improve the visibility of a crosswalk.

$440,000