68th Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Walkways and Waterways



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68th Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement Project

Current Status:

Current conditions

2017-19: Design / Permitting 
2020-21: Construction



Project Update 12-09-2019:

Design of the 68th Avenue NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement project is nearing completion.  Advertisement for bids is scheduled to be released in March 2020, with project construction anticipated to begin in May 2020 and last through the summer of 2021.  In advance of construction, in the first quarter of 2020 franchise utilities including PSE Electric, PSE Gas, Comcast and Frontier will be relocating the portions of their infrastructure that are in conflict with the designed improvements. Services may be temporarily impacted during utility relocations, and each utility is responsible for notifying their customers of potential disruptions. Inquiries during the utility relocation process should be directed to the utility providers. On January 29, 2020, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., at a public open house for the West Sammamish Bridge Replacement project, the 68th Avenue NE design team will also be available to answer questions related to design and schedule of the 68th Avenue NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement project. Residents who live along the corridor between NE 182nd Street and the north Kenmore city limit are encouraged to attend the open house to see how these project improvements may affect their property frontage within the public right-of-way. 



The 68th Avenue NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project is part of The Walkways & Waterways voter-approved bond measure, and the result of the City’s “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach initiative. Kenmore residents confirmed that safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists and connecting residents with the City’s public open space and waterfront are top priorities.


Project Description:

68th Avenue NE is an existing collector arterial roadway with mostly one travel lane in each direction and asphalt shoulders.  The posted speed is 35 mph.   


This safety project extends from NE 182nd Street to 61st Place NE and consists of the following features: 

  • New sidewalk on one side of the roadway with retaining walls as needed;
  • Bicycle lanes in each direction;
  • New stormwater infrastructure;
  • Selective street lighting upgrades;
  • Utility relocation as needed.  



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The project is fully funded with a budget of $10.3 Million.  Secured funding sources are identified below. 


W&W Bond Measure

 $      5,100,175.00

City Real Estate Excise Tax

 $      2,845,050.00

City Strategic Opportunities Fund

 $      1,333,503.00

Department of Ecology

 $      1,054,950.00



Last updated: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 4:21pm