Highlands to Landing Pedestrian Connection Project
Project Manager - Keith Woolley, 425-430-7318
Project Description - I-405 is a physical barrier between the Renton Highlands and North Renton. This project provides pedestrian connectivity between the Highlands Urban Center (Renton Highlands) and the Downtown North Urban Center (The Landing/Coulon Park). I-405 separates the connectivity between these areas. No pedestrian facilities exist along NE Park Drive west of I-405 to Garden Avenue N. This project was conceived by the Highlands Task Force Committee that included residents, businesses, and elected officials from the Renton Highlands.
The selected alternative will follow the north side of NE Park Drive with curb, gutter, and sidewalk separated by a planter strip where space allows. To provide space for the sidewalk on the bridge crossing the railroad tracks, the north railing will be removed and reconstructed.
Project Schedule - Design has been completed. The construction contract has been awarded to R.L. Alia Company in the amount of $1,259,980. Construction began on April 23rd and is scheduled for completion in late August. For construction information, call 1-866-470-0326. During construction, a work zone speed limit of 25 mph has been posted. For an extended duration, the outside westbound lane will be closed on the bridge over Houser Way and the BNSF railroad tracks.
Project Budget - Design and construction are both currently funded. The City was awarded a $240,000 Federal CMAQ grant for design of the new pedestrian connection and a $1.7 million Federal CMAQ grant for construction.