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South 7th Street - Rainier Avenue South to Talbot Road - 2012-2017 TIP #14

Project Manager - Jim Seitz, 425-430-7245

Project Description - Bordering the South Renton Neighborhood, the South 7th Street corridor is a heavily-travelled east-west connector between Talbot Road South (SR 515) and Rainier Avenue South (SR 167).  Increasing traffic from I-405/Talbot Road South interchange ramps will require improvements to South 7th Street to handle the volumes.  This segment is also designated as a bicycle route through the City's commercial core and an important link between regional trails.  The South Renton Study identified South 7th Street as needing streetscape improvements.

This project will conduct a preliminary/planning study to evaluate widening the existing roadway to three or five lanes and the feasibility of a separated bicycle/pedestrian trail.  The study will identify right-of-way needs, project costs, and finalize the scope of the improvements.  When constructed, this project will likely include new curb, gutter, sidewalk, roadway, lighting, traffic signals and signal modification, channelization, drainage improvements and landscaping and street trees.   

Project Schedule - Planning is anticipated to begin in 2012.  The schedule (and budget) for this project will be determined after the completion of the WSDOT I-405/Talbot Road Interchange ramps.  Engineering anticipated to begin by 2013.

Project Budget - $4.5 million is programmed.