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Public invited to WSDOT open house for the I-405 Bothell-area improvements

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 16:43

Drue Nyenhuis, communications, 425-450-2729

BOTHELL – On Monday, March 18, the Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting an open house and environmental scoping meeting for improvements to the Interstate 405 Express Toll Lanes between south of State Route 522 and SR 527. The open house will be an opportunity for the public to learn more about the I-405, SR 522 Vicinity to SR 527 Express Toll Lanes Improvement Project, ask questions, and comment on project designs. There is no formal presentation, and community members can stop by at any time during the open house to talk to project staff.

The express toll lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood have helped improve traffic and provided new transportation options for the north end of the I-405 corridor. The single-lane section between SR 522 and I-5 continues to experience congestion, particularly southbound in the morning commute.

WSDOT is conducting preliminary engineering for additional improvements to add traffic capacity and improve transit reliability in Bothell and south Snohomish County. These improvements will help support a reliable trip for travelers in all lanes, including riders of Sound Transit’s new I-405 Bus Rapid Transit system, opening in 2024. Project elements include:

  • Build one new express toll lane in each direction between south of SR 522 and SR 527.
  • Build direct access ramps to the express toll lanes at SR 522 and SR 527.
  • Other associated project elements include local roadway improvements, fish passage improvements, reconstruction of affected noise walls, evaluation of potential new noise walls and new stormwater facilities.

The project is in the preliminary engineering phase and is funded in part by toll revenue. Construction funding has not been identified at this time.

Open house details

When:             Monday, March 18, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
Where:           Bothell City Hall, 18415 101st Ave. NE, Bothell

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