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Lake Washington Loop Trail Project


Project Manager - James Wilhoit

Project Area 

Logan Avenue North/Cedar River to Rainier Avenue North 

Web page last revised: February 28, 2017

The Lake Washington Loop Trail Project will construct Phase 3 of the Lake Washington Loop Trail system. Phase 3 begins at the junction of Logan Avenue North and the Cedar River Trail (north terminus of the Logan Avenue Bridge over the river), which is the south endpoint of previously constructed Phase 2 (along the west side of Logan from N 6th Street). Phase 3 will construct a 12-foot wide combined pedestrian/bicycle trail along Logan Avenue North, over the Cedar River, and through the intersection of Airport Way and Logan Ave North. It will then continue westward along Airport Way. Due to limitations in right-of-way along Airport Way, the trail will be converted into a 9-foot cycle track within the outside westbound travel lane. The cycle track will separate bicycle and pedestrian traffic with pedestrians utilizing the existing sidewalk. Phase 3 will continue along the north side of Airport Way up to the intersection of Airport Way and Rainier Avenue North. It will include a landscaped buffer separating the regional trail from the travelled roadway along with pedestrian ramps per current ADA standards, new pedestrian lighting, traffic signal adjustments, signage (including wayfinding) and pavement markings. A future Phase 4 of the project will include the construction of a 12-foot wide combined pedestrian/bicycle trail from the intersection of Airport Way and Rainier Avenue North to the northern City Limits at the north entrance to Renton Municipal Airport. 

What is the goal of this project?

To complete the next phase, from the Logan Avenue Bridge to Rainier, of a regional trail within the City of Renton, around the Renton Airport, and to continue efforts to complete construction of a bicycle path around Lake Washington. 

Who is in charge of this project?

The City of Renton is spearheading the design of this regional trail facility. Otak, Inc. is the consultant currently leading design efforts. Input from community members, local bicycle organizations, and neighboring businesses will help guide the design to create a recreational facility to be enjoyed by the surrounding community.

Project Costs

In 2013 the City of Renton received a Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant to fund design. This multi-year, multi-phase project is estimated to cost $12.3 million including design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction. The first $3.5 million of that total will be for the Phase 3 portion along Airport Way from the Cedar River Bridge to the intersection (just east) of Rainier Avenue North and Airport Way. An approximate breakdown of the Phase 3 project budget is as follows:

  • Design: $600,000
  • Right-of-Way: $700,000
  • Construction: $2,200,000

When will construction take place?

The project is currently in the design phase. Right of Way acquisition is in progress. Construction of Phase 3 will begin in 2018.

A Community Open House was held on March 8, 2016 at the Renton Senior Activity Center to inform the public about the project. Additional community involvement/outreach will occur as the project progresses.

The City of Renton hereby gives public notice that it is the Agency’s policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Federal Aid Highway program or other activity for which the City of Renton receives federal financial assistance.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the City of Renton. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the City of Renton Title VI Coordinator within one hundred, eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the City of Renton, Transportation Division at no cost to the complainant by calling (425) 430-7380.



Related Documents

Phase 3 Exhibit